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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

Habit
Erect perennial herbs up to 50 cm tall Erect perennial herbs up to 50 cm tall.
Stem
Stems hollow, glabrous, longitudinally striate, producing leafy axillary shoots which develop secondary inflorescences Stems hollow, glabrous, longitudinally striate, producing leafy axillary shoots which develop secondary inflorescences.
Leaves
Leaves green or greenish-brown; lamina 12–18 × 2–3 cm, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, subacute at the apex, attenuate at the base, entire or wavy on the margin, glabrous or with scattered papillae beneath; petiole 3–5 cm long Leaves green or greenish-brown; lamina 12–18 × 2–3 cm, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, subacute at the apex, attenuate at the base, entire or wavy on the margin, glabrous or with scattered papillae beneath; petiole 3–5 cm long.
Ocrea
Ocrea 1–2.5 cm long, striate, entire Ocrea 1–2.5 cm long, striate, entire.
Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, pedicellate, in many-flowered whorls arranged in congested terminal or axillary racemes, forming panicles; pedicels 2–3 mm long, unequal, articulated near or above the middle Flowers hermaphrodite, pedicellate, in many-flowered whorls arranged in congested terminal or axillary racemes, forming panicles; pedicels 2–3 mm long, unequal, articulated near or above the middle.
Perianth
Outer perianth segments greenish-brown, c. 2 mm long, oblong-lanceolate; inner perianth segments 3.5–4(4.5) × 2–3.5 mm, rhombic to triangular-lanceolate, acute or subacute to the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, entire or subdenticulate on the margin, reticulate-veined, with a ± well developed dorsal tubercle near the base Outer perianth segments greenish-brown, c. 2 mm long, oblong-lanceolate; inner perianth segments 3.5–4(4.5) × 2–3.5 mm, rhombic to triangular-lanceolate, acute or subacute to the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, entire or subdenticulate on the margin, reticulate-veined, with a ± well developed dorsal tubercle near the base.
Stamens
Stamens 6; filaments filiform Stamens 6; filaments filiform.
Ovary
Ovary 1–1.5 × 0.8–1 mm, trigonous Ovary 1–1.5 × 0.8–1 mm, trigonous.
Fruits
Nut pale brown, shiny, 1.8–2.5 × 0.5–1.5 mm, trigonous. Nut pale brown, shiny, 1.8–2.5 × 0.5–1.5 mm, trigonous.
Ecology
On river banks and dam margins, in wet places; 1280–1700 m.
Distribution
ZIM W, ZIM S Zimbabwe Also in Namibia, South Africa and Lesotho.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Rumex lanceolatus Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 67 (1794)

Accepted by

  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Prodr. Fl. SW. Afrika, fam. 23: 9 (1969). TAB. 10, fig. C.
  • Bot. Not. Suppl., vol. 3, 3: 63 (1954).
  • F.C. 5, 1: 480 (1912).
  • de Candolle, Prodr. 14: 50 (1856).
  • Campderá, Monogr. Rumex: 148 (1819).
  • Prodr. Pl. Cap., part 1: 67 (1794).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0