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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 371. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/11/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/27/2015)
Area distribution:

Twenty five to 30 species in temperate regions of Asia and E. Europe.



 Rheum ribes L., a useful plant, is a rare species on stony slopes of Mt. Hermon


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Robust perennial herbs with thick roots. Stems rather short, scapose. Leaves large, often all radical, entire or repand-dentate or lobed, palmately nerved with 3 to many nerves at base; ochreae leathery-membranous. Inflorescences paniculate. Flowers usually hermaphrodite, pedicellate. Pedicels jointed. Perianth herbaceous, parted into 6 lobes, the outer 3 somewhat larger. Stamens 9, rarely less. Styles 3. Achene triquetrous, 3-winged. Embryo straight.


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