Giant Rhubarb

There are about 40 or 50 species of herbaceous flowering plants in this genus. Most are native to Central America, Australia, Asia, Africa, Madagascar and Pacific Islands. The genus is the only member of the Gunneraceae Family. It is named for Norwegian Catholic Bishop and botanist, Johan Ernst Gunnerus (1718-1773).

 

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Gunnera manicata Giant Rhubarb
   
   
   
   

 

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