Rumex conglomeratus Murray

Clustered Dock

Prodr. Stirp. Gott. 52 (1770) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Perennial with stems erect or ascending, to c. 1 m high. Basal and lower stem leaves with petioles about as long as lamina; lamina oblong to narrowly lanceolate, 4–12 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, broadly cuneate, truncate or shallowly cordate at base; margins plane or finely undulate; upper leaves reduced. Inflorescence rather widely branched, to c. 50 cm long, 40 cm wide; flower 'whorls' separated by c. 1–3 cm, all but the uppermost subtended by a small leaf. Fruiting valves ovate, 2.5–3.2 mm long, 1–1.7 mm wide, entire, each with a smooth, allantoid to somewhat reniform callosity half to almost as long as valve; fruiting pedicel about as long as valves, jointed from midway to near the base. Nut 1.3–1.7 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MonT, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *OtR, *SnM, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Naturalized in all States except NT, most temperate countries. Native to central and southern Europe, south-western Asia. Except for the far northwest and higher mountains, widespread and common in Victoria, usually near swamps or streams, or in seasonally wet ditches.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Polygonaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Polygonaceae
genus Rumex
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Rumex conglomeratus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rumex conglomeratus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Monaro Tablelands present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised
Snowy Mountains present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory