Skip to main content
This species is accepted, and its native range is E. DR Congo to SW. Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with erect stems, up to 12 dm. tall, somewhat branched into rather loose inflorescences.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves trifoliolate; leaflets broadly ovate in general outline, more or less distinctly trilobed, on the lateral leaflets the lobing asymmetric, 7–8 cm. long, 6–6.5 cm. broad, long adpressed hairs on both surfaces, ciliate at the margins; petiole up to 4 dm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals reflexed, sparsely hairy on the outer surface, glabrous on the inner surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, yellow, up to 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes in a spherical head, persistent beak short, hooked, margin bordered, sides smooth, flat.
Figures
Fig. 4/7, (p. 17).
Habitat
Shady places near streams in upland evergreen bushland, 1800–2200 m.
Distribution
U2 endemic on Ruwenzori and in the Virunga Mts.

Native to:

Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Ranunculus bequaertii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bequaert, J.C.C. [5894], Congo, DRC K000076138 isotype
Bequaert, J.C.C. [3575], Congo, DRC K000076139 Unknown type material
Bequaert, J.C.C. [3575], Congo, DRC K000076140 Unknown type material

First published in Pl. Bequaert. 2: 35 (1923)

Accepted by

  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Staner & J. Léonard, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 178 (1951).
  • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 2: 35 (1923).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0