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Taxon: Rheum nobile Hook. f. & Thomson

 
Genus: Rheum
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Tribe: Rumiceae
Nomen number: 31116
Place of publication: Ill. Himal. pl. t. 19. 1855
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • ta huang  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Xizang Zizhiqu (s.)]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, [Sikkim] Nepal
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar (n.?)


References:

  1. Barney, D. L. & K. E. Hummer. 2012. Rhubarb: Botany, horticulture, and genetic resources. Hort. Rev. 4:158, 163, 168.
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  3. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  4. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  5. Kao, T. C. & C. Y. Cheng. 1975. Synopsis of the Chinese Rheum. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13(3):79.
  6. Ruirui, L. et al. 2010. Uniformity of karyotypes in Rheum (Polygonaceae), a species-rich genus in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions. Caryologia 63:82-90. Note: karyotype formula 22=16m + 6sm
  7. Sun, Y. et al. 2012. Rapid radiation of Rheum (Polygonaceae) and parallel evolution of morphological traits. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 63:150-158. Note: this study recovered a monophyletic genus, with five clades of unresolved affinities; clade "B" was distant from clade "A" that included those species probably involved in the origin of rhubarb; Rheum nobile was included in clade "B"
  8. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Rheum nobile Hook. f. & Thomson :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?31116. Accessed 15 November 2019.