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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 333. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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    About 200 species, mainly in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

    Literature: Rechinger fil. K.H., Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie der Gattung Rumex L. Baih. Bot. Centralbl. 49, 2: 1-132 (1932); II. Feddes Report. Sp. Nov. 31: 225-283 (1933); VII. Candollea 12: 9-152 (1949). Samuelsson G., Rumex pictus Forssk. und einige verwandte Arten. Ber. Schweiz. Bot. Ges. 42: 770-779 (1933). Samuelsson G., Bemerkungen uber einige Rumex-Sippen aus der Vesicarius-Gruppe.Bot. Notiser 1939: 505-527 (1939).

Rumex patientia L., a cultivated pasture species, was once found in the Sharon Plain. It is  a perennial species, 0.8-2 m., flowering in May-September with dense crouded clusters of up to 1 cm. long flowers. Its area of distribution is Irano-Turanian and Euro-Siberian.


 

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Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate; ochreae tubular. Inflorescences racemose or paniculate. Flowers unisexual (plants monoecious or dioecious) or hermaphrodite, on jointed pedicels, arranged in whorls subtended by ochreoles. Perianth segments 6, greenish; outer 3 usually spreading or reflexed in fruit; inner accrescent into valves and later enclosing achene. Stamens 6, in 2 whorls. Ovary trigonous, 1-ovuled; styles 3, with fringed stigmas. Valves membranous or leathery, dentate or entire, with or without swollen tubercle on midrib. Achene enclosed, trigonous. Embryo lateral. Certain species (not ours) feature gender chromosomal dimorphism.

 

 

 
 
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