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Common sheep sorrel

Scientific Name
Rumex acetosella
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Polygonales: Polygonaceae)
Reliability
High
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene

Disseminule: Fruit (referred to as achene or seed unit) pictured with persistent floral parts

Description:

Achene appendages: Spines

Achene Colour: Reddish brown

Achene Length: 1.1 - 2mm

Achene Sculpture: Enclosed in persistent hardened perianth - Papillate, Tuberculate

Achene Shape: Angulated, Florate

A variable species - smooth when not enclosed in perianth
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
31/10/2011 02:08 AEST
Last Updated
21/01/2013 11:28 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Common sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) Updated on 1/21/2013 11:28:25 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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