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Rheum australe
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Rheum australe

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 2401

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Rheum australe is cold hardy
USDA Zone:4-
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: WINE-RED (WHITE), in 20-30 cm. tall dense fastigiate pan.
Fruit: PURPLE 12 mm. 3 winged achene
Foliage: ovate, to 75x60 cm., base cordate, RED petiole 30-45 cm. long
Height, in meters: 3
Height, in feet: 9.90
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Parts of Rheum australe are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Rheum australe:
Rheum emodi, 

Common names for Rheum australe:

(tox:oxalates, roots anthraquinones,  (tox:WHO III),  Himalayan Rhubarb,  Red Veined Pie Plant, 


Rheum australe is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
38:   Indian Native and Introduced Plants
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
106:   Central Asian Native Plant Seed List
574:  Polygonaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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Germination guide for Rheum australe

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Rheum australe seeds will usually germinate in 21-42 days.
Sow Rheum australe seeds about 3mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 17°C.


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