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Rumex brownii Campd.
Family Polygonaceae
Common name: Swamp Dock

Rumex brownii Campd. APNI*

Synonyms: Rumex alcockii Rech.f. APNI*

Description: Perennial 50–80 cm high, stems slender, erect, with a few elongate leafless branches.

Basal leaves variable in shape and size, oblong or lanceolate, usually fiddle-shaped, to 12 cm long, to 4 cm wide, apex acute to subobtuse, base cordate to truncate, petiole about half as long as to equalling lamina; stem leaves few, small, confined to lowest third of stem.

Flower whorls with 5–8 flowers, distant, without subtending leaves. Valves 2.5–4 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, with 3–5 hooked teeth on each side and with a hooked tip. Fruiting pedicels thin, c. as long as valves, articulate in lowest third.


Illustration
C.Wardrop

Flower
Photo L. von Richter

Fruit
Photo L. von Richter

Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: Weed of lawns and pastures.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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