Taxon: Rheum officinale Baill.

 
Genus: Rheum
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Tribe: Rumiceae
Nomen number: 31117
Place of publication: Adansonia 10:246. 1872
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 25-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Aug-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Chinese rhubarb  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Tibetan rhubarb  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • rhubarbe officinale  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • chinesischer Rhabarber  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • gebräuchlicher Rhabarber  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • südchinesischer Rhabarber  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • ruibarbo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • ruibarbo-da-China  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ruibarbo de la China  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • läkerabarber  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • yao yong da huang  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (bitter)
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian (possibly), Henan (s.w.), Hubei (w.), Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  4. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  5. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  7. Kao, T. C. & C. Y. Cheng 1975. Synopsis of the Chinese Rheum Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13(3):73.
  8. Kuhl, J. C. & V. L. DeBoer 2008. Genetic diversity of rhubarb cultivars J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 133:587-592.
  9. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  11. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  12. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Samuelsson, G. 1936. Die chinesischen Arten der Gattung Rheum Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30:708-710.
  16. Sun, Y. et al. 2012. Rapid radiation of Rheum (Polygonaceae) and parallel evolution of morphological traits Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 63:150-158.
  17. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  18. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Rheum officinale Baill. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=31117. Accessed 22 April 2018.