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Genus: Rumex

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Polygonaceae

Over 200 species, found mainly in temperate regions worldwide, with 15 species native to southern Africa and three species that are naturalised in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Rumex bequaertii

 

Rumex conglomeratus

 

Rumex cordatus

 

Rumex dregeanus

 

Rumex garipensis

 

Rumex lanceolatus

 

Rumex lativalvis

 

Rumex nepalensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Rumex palustris

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Rumex pulcher

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Rumex rhodesius

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Rumex sagittatus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Rumex spathulatus

 

Rumex steudelii

 

Rumex woodii

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Rumex acetosella

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Rumex brownii

 

Rumex crispus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Herbivores in southern Africa

Agrius convolvuli

Caterpillars eat the leaves.

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths)

 
 

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