Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (10)

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside by end of Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside by end of Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside by end of Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside by end of Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside by end of Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Rumex abyssinicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Rumex schimperi Meisn.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A robust erect perennial herb with green or reddish-green hairless, hollow, ribbed stems, up to 4 m tall. Leaves usually triangular-hastate, sometimes sagittate, sublinear or more rarely ovate, 6–25 cm long, hastate or with a variably deep and wide basal sinus, hairless or more or less pubescent beneath; palmately 5–7-veined; petiole up to 14 cm long. Ocrea membranous, 2–3.5 cm long, ribbed. Flowers in clusters, together forming leafless terminal panicles, up to 30–50 cm long. Outer perianth segments brown, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5 mm long, membranous; inner perianth segments green becoming reddish-brown, suborbicular, 5.5–7 mm long, cordate-emarginate at the base, entire, pellucid, strongly reticulate-veined, with a minute reflexed dorsal tubercle near the base; stamens 6. Nut sharply trigonous, 2.5–3 mm long, pale or dark brown, smooth and shiny.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinicus: of Abyssinia, historic name for Ethiopa.
Habitat: In moist shady situations, disturbed ground, grasslands, roadsides and dambos.
Altitude range: 800 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Eritrea and South to Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Sunday 24 February 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 229. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 95.

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 41 - 42.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 85.

Rechinger, K.H. (1954). Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3) Pages 29 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 154.

Other sources of information about Rumex abyssinicus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Rumex abyssinicus
Flora of Zambia: Rumex abyssinicus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rumex abyssinicus
African Plant Database: Rumex abyssinicus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rumex abyssinicus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rumex abyssinicus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rumex abyssinicus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rumex abyssinicus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rumex abyssinicus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Rumex abyssinicus
iNaturalist: Rumex abyssinicus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rumex abyssinicus
JSTOR Plant Science: Rumex abyssinicus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rumex abyssinicus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rumex abyssinicus
Plants of the World Online: Rumex abyssinicus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rumex abyssinicus
Tropicos: Rumex abyssinicus
Wikipedia: Rumex abyssinicus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Rumex abyssinicus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176220, retrieved 29 May 2020

Site software last modified: 24 September 2019 10:58am
Terms of use