Monogr. Rumex, 95. 1819
Illustrator: Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey
Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Waste places, sandy shores
Elevation: 0-500 m
Ala., Fla., Oreg., South America, introduced in Europe, Australia.
Rumex cuneifolius, a representative of the predominantly South American subsection Cuneifolii Rechinger f., is an uncommon alien known from a few localities in North America. It may have become naturalized in the southwestern part of the United States, especially in coastal regions. The species is known definitely from Portland, Oregon, and was reported as “apparently well established in s.c. Oregon” (C. L. Hitchcock et al. 1955–1969, vol. 2).
This species may have been reported from Provo, Utah, by Á. Löve (1986), as Rumex frutescens. However, it is not mentioned by S. L.Welsh et al. (1993).
The name Rumex frutescens Thouars has been misapplied to R. cuneifolius in both Europe and North America. According to K. H. Rechinger (1990), R. frutescens in the narrow sense is an endemic species of the remote South Atlantic islands Tristan de Cuhna and Gough; it differs from R. cuneifolius in having thinner rhizomes, shorter petioles and leaf blades, and smaller inner tepals. Rumex cuneifolius can hybridize with some other species (J. E. Lousley 1953).
|Author||Sergei L. Mosyakin +|
|Common name||Argentine or wedgeleaf dock +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Fla. +, Oreg. +, South America +, introduced in Europe + and Australia. +|
|Elevation||0-500 m +|
|Habitat||Waste places, sandy shores +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering spring–summer. +|
|Publication title||Monogr. Rumex, +|
|Publication year||1819 +|
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|Synonyms||Undefined subg. Lapathum +, Rumex sect. Lapathum + and Rumex subg. Lapathum +|
|Taxon family||Polygonaceae +|
|Taxon name||Rumex cuneifolius +|
|Taxon parent||Rumex sect. Axillares +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 5 +|