Rumex is a surprisingly poorly known genus in Belgium, especially with regard to its non-native representatives. In the past years several different taxa have been reported as “new” although some of them were already collected more than a century ago (for instance Rumex stenophyllus) (see Verloove 2008).
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Filtered on Author (Filip Verloove), Taxonomy term (Rumex kerneri).
A small but apparently well-established population of Rumex kerneri was recently discovered in the port-area of Gent (E-side of Kennedylaan, km 11.8-11.9, little N of the Texaco petrol station; IFBL C3.53.14). Several tens grow in a grassy bank between the roadside and a railway track (see photos). The species is rather reminiscent of Rumex patientia L. and might have been overlooked. Both might furthermore be confused with Rumex cristatus DC., an increasing species in neighbouring countries but apparently not yet recorded in Belgium.