Rumex sagittatus Thunb.

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Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Rumex abyssinicus sensu Eyles non Jacq.
Rumex burchellii Campd.
Rumex pseudoscutatus Dinter
Common names: Scrambling dock (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climbing herb with annual stems growing from an underground tuber.
Notes: The specimen in the images (Iqbal & Wursten AI239, BR) appear to represent the first record from northern Malawi. Records from Mt Mulanje in the South were the furthermost northern record of this species in Africa and this record would be quite an extension further to the North.
Derivation of specific name: sagittatus: arrow-shaped, sagittate
Habitat: Along the margins of forest and woodland, and in bracken scrub, where it climbs and scrambles over other vegetation.
Altitude range: 900 - 2400 m
Flowering time:(Jan-)Feb - Apr (-Jul)
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Malawi southwards to South Africa
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 3 September 2018
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 48.

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 42 - 44. (Includes a picture).

Rechinger, K.H. (1954). Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3) Pages 45 - 47.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rumex sagittatus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rumex sagittatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rumex sagittatus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Rumex sagittatus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121760, retrieved 26 July 2021

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