Rumex crispus L.

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Rumex crispus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Rumex crispus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Rumex crispus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

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Status: Introduced
Description:
Erect perennial herb. Leaves lanceolate; margin usually undulate and strongly crisped. Inflorescence usually simple or little branched. Fruit perianth segments ovate-cordate, usually all three with tubercles; margin entire or minutely dentate.
Type location:
Europe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crispus: with a wavy or curled margin
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Flowering time:Mostly Oct - Jan, but also other times of the year
Worldwide distribution: Europe, Macaronesia and most of Africa; widely naturalised elsewhere.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,S
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 68.

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 46 - 47.

Rechinger, K.H. (1954). Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3) Pages 76 - 79.

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Flora of Mozambique: Rumex crispus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rumex crispus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rumex crispus
African Plant Database: Rumex crispus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rumex crispus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rumex crispus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rumex crispus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rumex crispus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rumex crispus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rumex crispus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Rumex crispus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rumex crispus
Ispot Southern Africa: Rumex crispus
JSTOR Plant Science: Rumex crispus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rumex crispus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rumex crispus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rumex crispus
Tropicos: Rumex crispus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rumex crispus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121710, retrieved 19 November 2017

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