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Taxon: Rheum palmatum L.

 
Genus: Rheum
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Tribe: Rumiceae
Nomen number: 31118
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1010. 1759
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 10-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 19 (5 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Chinese rhubarb  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • ornamental rhubarb  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • rhubarbe palmée  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • handlappiger Rhabarber  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • Medizinalrhabarber  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • rabárbarbo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • ruibarbo de Levante  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • flikrabarber  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • da huang  (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2) - Transcribed Chinese
  • zhang ye da huang  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; F Eur ed2)
  • Food additives:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Eur ed2; F BritStace; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Gansu, Hubei, Nei Monggol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang (e.), Yunnan]


    Cultivated

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation-European part [European part]


    Naturalized

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Italy


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. Barney, D. L. & K. E. Hummer 2012. Rhubarb: Botany, horticulture, and genetic resources Hort. Rev. 4:149, 158, 161, 163, 168.
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  4. Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  9. Grubov, V. I., ed. Plants of Central Asia: plant collections from China and Mongolia (English translation of Rasteniia Tsentral'noĭ Azii). (Pl Centr Asia)
  10. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  11. Kao, T. C. & C. Y. Cheng 1975. Synopsis of the Chinese Rheum Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13(3):73.
  12. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  13. Kuhl, J. C. & V. L. DeBoer 2008. Genetic diversity of rhubarb cultivars J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 133:587-592.
  14. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  19. 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.
  20. Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. (F BritStace)
  21. Sun, Y. et al. 2012. Rapid radiation of Rheum (Polygonaceae) and parallel evolution of morphological traits Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 63:150-158.
  22. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  23. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Rheum palmatum L. :

  • 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.
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=31118. Accessed 16 November 2018.