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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Record n°115900 modified 2007-03-30
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