Rumex acetocella L.

    (Buckwheat Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JANGLI PALAK FAMILY (जंगली पालक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POLYGONACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rumex acetosa L.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated in back-yards as a green vegetable
  • Key identification features : Erect branched herb upto 170 cms long. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic-ovate or oblong, 5 nerved from base, cordate or hastate; stipules embracing the stem, hyaline. Flowers in axillary or terminal clusters. Fruit a nut enclosed in the enlarged inner perianth
  • Flower, Fruit : January-March
  • Collection Nos : CS 2793
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. acetocella. Downloaded on 17 August 2022.

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