Rheum webbianum Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 1: 318, pl. 78a 318 1839. ;
 
 
 

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Rheum from Paddar valley J&K (2):  

Can this plant be:
Rheum webbianum
Family: Polygonaceae
Date: 9th June 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2800 meters asl.
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 30-50 cms


I think yes


 

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Rheum from Paddar valley J&K:  

Can this plant be:
Rheum australe
Family: Polygonaceae
Date: 2rd August 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 4000 meters asl.
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 30-50 cms


I hope Rheum webbianum


It looks me Rheum webbianum.


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Rheum webbianum from Kashmir:

Rheum webbianum Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 318. Pl. 78 a. 1836
Common names: Indian Rhubarb, revand chini
Perennial herb reaching 2 m in height, similar to R. australe (R. emodi) but ditinguihed by spreading inflorescence, pale yellow (and not red) flowers, upper leaf surface not scabrous and fruit 8-10 mm across (as against 10-15 mm).
Photographed from Herbal Garden and Kashmir University Botanical Garden, both in Kashmir.


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Rheum webbianum from Chordhar in Sirmour Dstt of HP :  3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Shot from Churdhar at 3300 mt


It would be interesting if both R. moorcroftianum and R. webbianum occur in Western Hiamalayas.

Nice photograph …


 

3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Kindly find below images of Rheum webbianum from Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.


Very good photographs ….


 

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Polygonaceae Fortnight: Rumex webbianum from Kashmir-GSMAY61 :  2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (5).
Rheum webbianum Royle
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Srinagar Kashmir.


Please read as Rheum webbianum in subject line


 

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6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).

Rheum webbianum Royle is a tall robust herb in alpine zones of Uttarakhand. Known as ‘Archa” it is not common and restricted to rocky slopes often.

The petioles are thick and sour which are boiled and grounded to make ‘chutney’ by herdsmen in alpine zones.

It is one of the Himalayan Rhubarbs and underground rootstock is medicinal.

Photographed in Nilkanth Valley near Badrinath, Uttarakhand.


To me it looks more closer to Rheum australe Syn: R. emodi.


This also looks like mine from the area, the red inflorescence bears fruits and not flowers. Perhaps … will be able to resolve.


Please see the mail by … showing R.australe:

It looks different from my plant.
Additionally, in R.australe rachis of inflorescence is densely pubescent (FoC) as also seen in above picture but not in my plant.


It also looks me Rheum webbianum Red inflorescense is with fruits not flowers. I am sending the same images from chor.





 
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