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Useful Temperate Plants

Rumex microcarpus

Campd.

Polygonaceae

+ Synonyms

Rumex wallichianus Meisn.

Rumex wallichii Meisn.

Common Name:

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General Information

Rumex microcarpus is an erect annual plant with stems branched above; it can grow 40 - 80cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for use in cosmetic preparations.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - eastern and southern China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Taiwan, Yunnan), Vietnam, India

Habitat

Moist valleys, field margins; at elevations from sea level to 2,200 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Rumex microcarpus has a wide range, being found in China growingfrom the temperate zone (hardiness zone 5 - 6) to the subtropics of southern China (zone 10).
Species in this genus generally succeed in a variety of soils, but they prefer deep fertile moderately heavy soils that are humus-rich, moisture-retentive and also well-drained, with a position in full-sun or part shade[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Being wind -pollinated, Rumex species usually hybridize readily, especially with other members of the genus they are more closely related to[
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An extract of the aerial parts of the plant is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2023-01-31. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Rumex+microcarpus>

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