Rheum nobile

Rheum nobile Hook. f. & Thomson, Ill. Himal. Pl. , pl. 19 1855. ; Rheum nobile, the Noble rhubarb or Sikkim rhubarb or पदमचाल, is a giant herbaceous plant native to the Himalaya, from northeastern Afghanistan, east through northern Pakistan and India, Nepal, Sikkim (in India), Bhutan, and Tibet to Myanmar, occurring in the alpine […]

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Rheum officinale (USA)

Rheum officinale Baill., Adansonia 10: 246 1872. ; Rheum officinale is a rhubarb from the family Polygonaceae originating in Asia. Rheum officinale is used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called yào yòng dà huáng (Chinese: 药用大黄), and is also a component in the North American herbal remedy called Essiac tea. In modern medicine, […]

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Rheum moorcroftianum

Rheum moorcroftianum Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 1: 315, 318 1839. ;       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     POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Rheum moorcroftinum from Himachal GSG-08 […]

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Rheum webbianum

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

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Rheum rhabarbarum

Rheum rhabarbarum L., Sp. Pl. 372 1753. (Syn: Rhabarbarum verum Garsault; Rheum franzenbachii Münter; Rheum franzenbachii var. mongolicum Münter; Rheum undulalum L.; Rheum undulatum L.; Rheum undulatum var. longifolium C.Y. Cheng & T.C. Kao) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1;     Fruits & Vegetables Week: Rheum rhabarbarm, Rhubarb a fruit that is not a […]

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Rheum spiciforme

Rheum spiciforme Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 1: 315, 318, pl. 78 315 1839. (Syn: Rheum scaberrimum Lingelsh.) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1 ;    Rheum spiciforme Royle, Ill. bot. Himal. Mts. 1(9):318. 1836; 2(4): t. 78. 1834 (Syn: (=) Rheum przewalskyi Losinsk.; (=) Rheum rhizostachyum Schrenk; (=) Rheum rhomboideum Losinsk.) as per GRIN; Common […]

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Rheum australe

Rheum australe D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 75 75 1825. (syn. Rheum emodii Wall. ex Meisn.); . Indian rhubarb, Himalayan Rhubarb, Red-veined Pie Plant, padamchal; . A very useful drug plant for mountain people- a panacea, very common house hold remedy;  Its sour & juicy flowering stalks are chewed to quench thirst; . VOF Week: […]

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