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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

Polygonaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Habit
A stout, erect herb, 1 m. or more tall, with flowering branches arising from the axils of the lower leaves.
Stem
Stem greenish brown to brown, glabrous.
Leaves
Lower leaves large, on petioles up to about 20 cm. long, ovate-oblong, up to 36 × 12 cm., apically acute or acuminate, basally rounded, truncate or subcordate, glabrous except for scattered papillae on the nerves of the subsurface; cauline leaves on shorter petioles, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, progressively smaller, the uppermost ± linear and nearly sessile.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a stout, usually rather dense, branched panicle, often leafy below and sometimes throughout.
Tepal
Inner tepals ovate-lanceolate, ± obtuse, 4–5 (–7 fide Chiov.) mm. long, without tubercles, the margin entire, unarmed.
Fruits
Nut 2 × 1 mm., acutely trigonous, dark brown, shining.
Habitat
Upland grassland & upland moor, bamboo-forest, preferring moist situations; 1950–3700 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 T6 T7 U2 U3 also in mountains of the Belgian Congo

Native to:

Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Rumex ruwenzoriensis Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 4, 1956 Fries, R.E. [651a], Kenya K000244110 syntype

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1917: 56 (1917)

Accepted by

  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Rech. f. in Bot. Not., Suppl. 3 (3): 59 (1954).
  • Chiov. in Bull. Soc. Bot. It. 1917: 56 (1917).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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