Common name: Gilgit rhubarb/ Himalayan rhubarb

Family: Polygonaceae

Information: “Variable species, particularly the leaf size and plant height. Grows on slopes between 2000-4500 m. Root is purgative and leaf stalk is used as rhubarb. Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, India and Nepal.”

Photo:  Mesic north facing slope along surveyed transect in Thale valley, ca 3900 m. July 15, 2016 [Species ID # 31; photo 0267-8] N. Hewitt.

Sources and additional resources:

Missouri Botanical Garden (2021). Rheum webbianum Royle in Tropicos Flora of Pakistan. Accessed 20 Jul 2021.

GBIF Secretariat (2021). Rheum webbianum Royle in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Accessed 20 Jul 2021.

WFO (2021). Rheum webbianum Royle. Online at: Accessed 20 Jul 2021