Nepal Dock • Assamese: Pahari palang • Bengali: Pahari palang • Hindi: Amlya, Amlora, Bhilmora, Malori, जंगली पालक Jangli palak • Manipuri: Torongkhongchak • Tamil: Sukkankeerai; 


Rumex nepalensis from Shimla: Rumex nepalensis from Summer Hill Shimla

– Nice micro before i enlarged the photo i thought is was a bunch of moss !!

– Nice details of fruiting perianth

– Beautiful picture. I never really cared to check so closely.


Habitat: untended area in Joshimath town
Habit: herb, standing about 1 m

I hope Rumex nepalensis

I have a doubt. I found and collected 5 species in Imphal, including what is posted here.
However, I could not get the exact key to identify the species.
I had posted in this forum to help. expecting some one will post the key characters to identify the species.

I am sure you have consulted Flora of Manipur (if the family covered), Fl. Assam, Fl. India and other relevant floras.
If you think some are widely distributed species, then you may try some international floras/keys (links are given below).
You may also like to post the pictures in the group so that members will have a chance to look at the plants and try to help you… Its just a suggestion.
Pl check these links for keys to Rumex:

Sure, Let me post the pictures. Unfortunately I does not have Flora of Manipur or Flora of Assam. I’m trying to get them.

May be you can visit FRLHT Herbarium (perhaps the nearest one to you), where you can refer the floras and collections from Manipur as well.

In the mean time you may refer to keys of Flora of China and Flora of Pakistan at www.efloras.org They cover most of our Rumex species.


VoF Week : ID Please – at Valley of Flowers: Sending a photo of the flowers
Place : Valley of Flowers National Park
Date : 14.08.2012

Looks like Rheum spiciforme, but can’t be sure right now.

Rumex, most probably R, nepalense. Close up of fruiting perianth should help.


VOF Week 310812_DS_08:   Interesting red spikes in the main Valley, VOF.

Rumex nepalensis I hope

I think Yes



VoF Week :: DV :: 04 AUG 12 – 0806 :: large-leaved small-flowered herb along Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail:

4 AUG 12
Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail about 8900 ft
Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: herb, about 1 m high; flower about 2 – 3 mm across

I hope Rumex nepalense



VOF Week: Unidentified U26—- at VoF: Sharing yet another set of photographs. Could be some Polygonaceae sp..?

Rumex nepalensis

Polygonaceae Fortnight: Rumex nepalensis at VoF .-PKA29: : : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Sharing yet another set of photographs of Polygonaceae sp..
Bot. name: Rumex nepalensis

Location: VoF

Beauutiful pics …


Rumex nepalensis, photographed from Kullu and Manali in Himachal Pradesh.

Polygonaceae Fortnight: Rumex nepalensis from Kashmir-GSMAY23 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Rumex nepalensis, a common tall herbaceous species characterised by fruit vavles with hooked teeth.

Photographed from Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir.



Polygonaceae fortnight Rumex nepalensis Spreng SN May 09 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Rumex nepalensis Spreng from Ooty



Polygonaceae Fortnight- Rumex for id from Shimla:: NS May 40 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).

These pics were recorded from Shimla area..
Please help to id..Rumex nepalensis ??

Perhaps the pics are not conclusive..

I think yes


Polygonaceae Fortnight- Rumex for id from Chakrata:: NS May 38 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).

This species of Rumex was shot from Chakrata area..

Please help to provide identification..

I think Rumex nepalensis


Rumex nepalensis Spreng is a very common perennial herb in subalpine and alpine zones of Uttarakhand. It makes dense thickets in the areas trampled by cattles.


A wild plant seen at Patni Top, on way to Pahalgam.


identification of the Rumex Sp : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

kindly help me the identification of the Rumex Sp growing in high altitudes of Kashmir Himalaya

Rumex – species in India & eFloraofindia with details & some keys

Looks like Rumex nepalensis, common in subalpine- alpine zones.

Rumex sp./ABMAR18 : 7 posts by 3 authors.
This dock leaf is quite common here with its broad leaves and tints of reds on its stalks. I guess its a Rumex species but am not sure of its correct ID. Could it be Rumex nepalensis?
Rumex nepalensis?
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m approx.
17 March 2015

The photograph uploade is Rumex dentatus

Thank you … Aren’t the leaves of R. dentatus more elongated?

There is differences in R. nepalensis and R. dentatus in structure of leaves, ochrea and perianth since the photograph has only leaves which are condensed at the base and has red patches on the leaves is a peculiarity of R. dentatus. Any way if the photograph of the plant with perianth is possible which can give clear picture for the identification. Hope you can understand. Presently the  characteristic features of the photograph resemble to R. dentatus

Thank you very much for your detailed explanation. I happened to come across flowering plants on my walk in town and I brought a sample to photograph and share with you. I am hoping this addition helps us in confirming the ID.

Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
26 March 2015
Attachments (4)

The photographs uploaded are R. nepalensis

Rumex nepalensis (Polygonaceae) from Uttarakhand: Aug_2015_DSR_03 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)Rumex nepalensis Spreng. photographed in Bhunjapani (3100m), Munsyari (Pithoragarh) in July 2015.

Also, a Pica Hare (Ocotona roylei) enjoying breakfast of Rumex nepalensis early in the morning.


Rumex nepalensis : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Sharing some pictures of Rumex nepalensis shot at The Godawari Botanical Garden Nepal on 13 July 2016 at 5000 ft.

Attachments (1)

Rumex nepalensis Spreng. (accepted name) ??? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 11000 ft.
Date: 25 July 2014

I think matches with images at Rumex nepalensis (Polygonaceae) from Uttarakhand: Aug_2015_DSR_03

Nepali names : हलहले Halahale / हली Halee


Rumex nepalensis Spreng. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude:6000 ft.

Date: 20 June 2017  


Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K. 291211 SRANA 02: Request for Identification

Date: 2nd August 2011
Location: Paddar valley Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 3800 meters asl
Habit/habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 30-40 cms

close up of fruiting perianth needed to confirm but looks like Rumex nepalensis

Rumex nepalensis Spreng.


Tawang, Arunachal- Oct’09?; near Badrinath Uttarakhand- 14.7.10; on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.); on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.);

Rumex nepalensis Spreng.: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 2150m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild



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