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11. Rumex gmelinii Turczaninow ex Ledebour, Fl. Ross. 3: 508. 1850.

毛脉酸模 mao mai suan mo

Herbs perennial. Stems 40-100 cm tall, robust, glabrous, grooved. Basal leaves: petiole to 30 cm; leaf blade broadly triangular-ovate, 8-25 × 5-20 cm, abaxially densely papillate along veins, adaxially glabrous, base deeply cordate, margin entire or slightly undulate, apex obtuse; cauline leaves shortly petiolate, oblong-ovate, small, base cordate, apex obtuse; ocrea fugacious, membranous. Inflorescence paniculate. Flowers bisexual. Pedicels slender, articulate at base. Outer tepals ca. 2 mm; inner tepals enlarged in fruit; valves elliptic, 5-6 mm, all with tubercles, net veined, base rounded, apex obtuse. Achenes dark brown, shiny, ovoid, trigonous, 2.5-3 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Jul.

Moist valleys, stream banks; 400-2800 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Jilin, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, N Xinjiang (Altay) [Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia (Far East, E Siberia)].


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