Rheum undulatum

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Rheum undulatum
Rheum undulatum g1.jpg
Panicle and leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rheum
Species: R. undulatum
Binomial name
Rheum undulatum
L., Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:531. 1762

Rheum undulatum is a plant species in the genus Rheum found in Asia.

Rhein, an anthraquinone, can be found in R. undulatum[1] as well as other anthranoids.[2]


  1. ^ Pharmacokinetic analysis of rhein in Rheum undulatum L. Je-Hyun Lee, Jong Moon Kim and Chungsook Kim, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 84, Issue 1, January 2003, Pages 5-9, doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(02)00222-2
  2. ^ Anthranoid contents of rhubarb ( Rheum undulatum L.) and other Rheum species and their toxicological relevance. A. Paneitz and J. Westendorf, European Food Research and Technology, Volume 210, Number 2, 97-101, doi:10.1007/s002170050542

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