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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.

Type
Type:Zimbabwe, Harare (Salisbury), Eyles 1654 (BM, holotype; PRE; SRGH).
Habit
An erect or ascending perennial herb up to 1 m or more tall An erect or ascending perennial herb up to 1 m or more tall.
Stem
Stems green to greenish-brown, hollow, longitudinally striate, glabrous, producing leafy axillary shoots which develop secondary inflorescences Stems green to greenish-brown, hollow, longitudinally striate, glabrous, producing leafy axillary shoots which develop secondary inflorescences.
Leaves
Leaves green or greenish-brown; lamina 20–30 × 5–7 cm, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute or obtuse at the apex, cuneate to attenuate at the base, entire or crisped on the margin, glabrous or with scattered papillae beneath; petiole up to 10 cm long, much shorter in upper stem leaves Leaves green or greenish-brown; lamina 20–30 × 5–7 cm, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute or obtuse at the apex, cuneate to attenuate at the base, entire or crisped on the margin, glabrous or with scattered papillae beneath; petiole up to 10 cm long, much shorter in upper stem leaves.
Ocrea
Ocrea hyaline, 1–3 cm long, striate, entire, soon caducous Ocrea hyaline, 1–3 cm long, striate, entire, soon caducous.
Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, pedicellate, in many-flowered whorls arranged in terminal racemose panicles; pedicels articulated above the middle, up to 8 mm long in fruit Flowers hermaphrodite, pedicellate, in many-flowered whorls arranged in terminal racemose panicles; pedicels articulated above the middle, up to 8 mm long in fruit.
Perianth
Outer perianth segments greenish-brown, 2 mm long, oblong-lanceolate; inner perianth segments reddish-brown, 3–4 × 2–2.5 mm, ± triangular, obtuse or acute at the apex, cuneate to rounded or more rarely subtruncate at the base, ± denticulate on the margin, with short irregular teeth below the middle, with ± well developed dorsal tubercles near the base Outer perianth segments greenish-brown, 2 mm long, oblong-lanceolate; inner perianth segments reddish-brown, 3–4 × 2–2.5 mm, ± triangular, obtuse or acute at the apex, cuneate to rounded or more rarely subtruncate at the base, ± denticulate on the margin, with short irregular teeth below the middle, with ± well developed dorsal tubercles near the base.
Stamens
Stamens 6; filaments filiform; anthers ellipsoid Stamens 6; filaments filiform; anthers ellipsoid.
Ovary
Ovary 1.5 × 1 mm, trigonous Ovary 1.5 × 1 mm, trigonous.
Fruits
Nut pale brown, shiny, 2.5 × 1.5 mm, trigonous. Nut pale brown, shiny, 2.5 × 1.5 mm, trigonous.
Ecology
In open woodland, on river banks and wet places, and at the edge of irrigation furrows; 1480–1650 m.
Distribution
Also in South Africa (North-West Province, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal). ZIM N, ZIM W, ZIM C, ZIM E Zimbabwe

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Rumex rhodesius Rech.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1947 Eyles, F. [591], Zimbabwe K000244118 paratype

First published in Candollea 11: 230 (1948)

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

  • Bot. Not. Suppl., vol. 3, 3: 69 (1954). TAB. 10, fig. B.
  • Candollea 11: 230 (1948)

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.

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