African Plant Database

Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Protologue : Stapel. Hort. Vindob. Cult. 3: 48. t. 93 (1776)
Information on the genus : Rumex
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acetosa abyssinica (Jacq.) Á. Löve & B. M. Kapoor (1967)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rumex schimperi Meisn. (1856)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large, very stout, perennial herb, to 4 m; stems annual to 3 cm adventitious roots thickening later.
Ecology : Grassland, margin of rain-forest and secondary bushland, fallow fields, cultivation, waste places along water; pioneer; (400-)750-3300 m alt. Sudan: only Jebel Marra and Imatong Mts. S. Africa; Madagascar.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 539 (2006).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°115900 modified 2007-03-30
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