Rheum rhabarbarum, SE: Rabarber, DE: Gemeiner Rhabarber,
NL: Rabarber, UK: Rhubarb
|| ||Rheum rhabarbarum L.|
|| ||Gemeiner Rhabarber|
|| ||Polygonaceae, Knotweed family, Slideväxter|
|| ||Thick red stalks (up to 5 cm) stems and thick petioles (up to 2-3 cm)|
|| ||Basal rosette, triangular-shaped leaves with long fleshy petioles. T|
|| ||Hermaphrodite; 6 white-green or yellow-white tepals|
|| ||May, June|
|| ||Achenes, one seeded, trigonous, with angles, wings submembranous, brown or henna|
|| ||Rhubarb is a cultivated species that can sometimes be encountered persistent or temporary wild|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Rheum, Greek rhēon or rha for "roots and rhizomes" of rhabarbarum : rha, rhubarb (from Greek rhā , perhaps from Rhā, the Volga River.
rhabarbarum, literally the rhubarb of foreigners; Long ago, on the banks of the river Rha (the modern Volga), barbarian tribes were familiar with a plant with red-green succulent stalks that grew along the river. The plants from the Rha of the barbarians became the Latin "rhabarbarum", root of the modern English "rhubarb.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.