Rheum rhaponticum

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False rhubarb
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rheum
Species: R. rhaponticum
Binomial name
Rheum rhaponticum

Rheum rhaponticum, the false rhubarb, rhapontic rhubarb or rhapontic, is a plant species found in the wild in the genus Rheum.[1]

Hyperoside, the 3-O-galactoside of quercetin, can be found in R. rhaponticum, where it serves as a UV blocker found in the bracts. It also contains the hydroxystilbenes rhaponticin and desoxyrhaponticin.[2]


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