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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical to Tropical Mountains.

[FZ]

Ranunculaceae, A. W. Exell & E. Milne-Redhead. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with simple or compound petiolate radical leaves and spirally arranged cauline leaves with sheathing bases.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic in 1-many-flowered inflorescences.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading or reflexed in anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–8 or more, usually yellow or white with a basal nectariferous pit with or without a scale.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens indefinite in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, 1-ovulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of numerous achenes with usually glabrous styles.

[FTEA]

Ranunculaceae, E. Milne-Redhead And W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Herbs with simple or compound spirally arranged leaves, usually ex-stipulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular, in one- to many-flowered inflorescences, without definite involucres of bracts or reduced leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading or reflexed in anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–8 or more, white, yellow, or with anthocyanin colours, with basal nectariferous pit with or without a scale
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens indefinite in number
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, uniovulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes with persistent, glabrous, sometimes hooked style.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Amur, Angola, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Føroyar, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Haiti, Hawaii, Heard-McDonald Is., Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Kerguelen, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Macquarie Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Marion-Prince Edward, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, South Georgia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bermuda, Chile North, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Norfolk Is., St.Helena

Ranunculus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Melville, R. [6147], New Zealand 36974.000
Talbot de Malahide, Australia 31421.000
Rico, L. [1691], Armenia K000297323
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132279
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132274

First published in Sp. Pl.: 548 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 8.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 243 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 548 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 243 (1754)

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