Rumex maritimus L., Sp. Pl. 335 1753. (Syn: Lapathum aureum Gray (Unresolved); Lapathum maritimum Moench (Unresolved); Lapathum minus Lam.; Lapathum persicarioides Moench (Unresolved); Rumex aureus Mill.; Rumex fueginus Phil.; Rumex longisetus A.I. Baranov & Skvortsov; Rumex maritimus subsp. fueginus (Phil.) Hultén; Rumex maritimus var. fueginus (Phil.) Dusén; Steinmannia aurea Opiz (Unresolved));
Subarctic & Temp. Eurasia: Albania, Altay, Amur, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Primorye, Romania, Sakhalin, South European Russi, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Vietnam, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia as per POWO;


Rumex maritimus L (?) from Kamrup district(Rural), Assam:

Attaching images of what looks likeRumex maritimus L. Please confirm the ID.

Date : 07.01.2013

Location: Kamrup district(Rural), Assam

Family : Polygonaceae
Genus & species : Rumex maritimus L. (?)

Habitat: Grows wild on roadside.

Habit : Herbs

Well known Homeopathic medicine is derived from this plant.


Polygonacae Fortnight: Rumex maritimus L(?) – from Assam KD MAY04 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6).
Attached images may be Rumex maritimus L collected from Assam. My earlier post. Please ID the Species.

No doubt in genus, however I have a doubt in species name.

Of all Rumex described in Fl-Brit-Ind this can only be R. maritimus L.

2) Fl-Brit-Ind connects R. m. with a number of citations and one is R. chinensis Campd. You can see the key at –

3) Sir Prain as well as Fl-Brit-Ind equates R. m. with R. acutus of Flora Indica. In Roxburgh’s own words, “….. valvelets all grain-bearing, at the flowering time entire, at the fruit time toothed…. .” Roxburgh also noted down the difference with European plants.



Rumex ID from Bangladesh SM078 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild
Flowering: March
Location: Dhaka City

Hard to guess, maybe the one in

efi page on Rumex maritimus  

Image quality is very poor, however it looks matching with Rumex dentatus L., Mant.

To me appears more closer to images and details at Rumex maritimus

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