Rheum moorcroftianum Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 1: 315, 318 1839. ;
W. & Central Tibet and Nepal: Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Moorcroft’s Rhubarb • Hindi: चुटियल Chutiyal, Raiwand • Kashmiri: Pumbcxalan ﭘﻤﺐ ﮊﺍﻟﻦ, Pumbhaakh ﭘﻤﺐ ﺣﺎﻛﮫ • Dard shina: Kharkocxal

Rheum moorcroftianum from Rohtang Pass in Kullu Distt of HP : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1-> 2MB).
Shot from Rohtang at 4000 mt

Very good photograph

Kindly find below images of Rheum moorcroftianum from Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh.
Kindly note the habitat bearing good population of the species..

Amazing pictures of a beautiful place as well as plant, thanks …

Perhaps it would be interesting to check it further, keeping in mind the note in eFlora of Pakistan
… may help


POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Rheum moorcroftianum from Uttarakhand_DSR_15 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(1).
Rheum moorcroftianum Royle is a robust alpine herb with thick rootstock. Known as “Dolu” in Uttarakhand it is an important medicinal herb and one of the Himalayan Rhubarbs.
Photographed in Sunderdhunga Valley of Bageshwar District of Uttarakhand.


Rheum moorcroftianum from Uttarakhand: Sep. 2014_DSR_5 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Rheum moorcroftianum Royle (Polygonaceae) photographed above Vedni Bugyal, Uttarakhand.
It is an important medicinal plant.



This was again shot from way to Hemkunt Sahib in Uttrakhand..
Please help to give id of this Rheum..
Is this again R. australe ??

Perhaps yes, thanks for sharing

Again very good closeups. and Thanks for sharing clear pictures of other parts esp. the leaves.

As the perianth is not dark purple, but pale yellowish, it should be Rheum webbianum as per keys and discussions at Rheum webbianum from Pothibasa, Uttarakhand-GS08012022-2

Going by the keys in Flora of Pakistan, it can not be Rheum webbianum Royle, being stemless.
These keys point out R. specifome along with R. moorcroftianum (not keyed here).
There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two as per keys and illustration in Flora of China.
But I will go for Rheum moorcroftianum Royle, based on the colour of anthers being purple-red as per Flora of China (and not yellow in R.speciforme as per Flora of China and GBIF specimen- one) and as per GBIF specimen- one and two.

on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.); Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb11B for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups



Vof Week: 10092012 BS1 Rheum sp for id from way to HS:

Rheum sp for id from way to HS
can this be R spiciforme
pls validate/id

Another great find … Rheum spiciforme I hope

To me appears more closer to images at Rheum webbianum Royle rather than those at Rheum spiciforme


Rheum from Paddar valley J&K (3):

Can this plant be:
Rheum spiciforme
Family: Polygonaceae
Date: 6th August 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 4800 meters asl.
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 50-60 cms

I think yes

Can this plant also be Rheum spiciforme
Or is there any possibility of other species for this plant.
Kindly have a look on the below link.

It is Rheum moorcrofianum (Rheum moorcroftianum)


Rumex acetosa L.:

Location: Humla, Simikot,  Nepal
Altitude:  3300m.
Date: 10 June 1022

Habit : Wild 

I think Rheum moorcroftianum Royle rather than Rumex acetosa

Leaves are broad in R. moorcroftiana. Also looks some differences

Leaves are somewhat variable.

Check with the inflorescence.

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