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  1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ranunculus L.
      1. Ranunculus cryptanthus Milne-Redh. & Turrill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa (Mt. Elgon).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, often with a rather stout rootstock, stems up to 9 cm. long but sometimes scarcely any above soil level, with 1 to 3 flowers.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves trisect, the segments with cuneate, often rather broad, bases; segments elliptic to oblate in general outline often more or less trilobed and coarsely toothed, terminal 8–21 mm. long, 7–21 mm. broad, dense more or less adpressed hairs on both surfaces, ciliate at margins; petiole up to 5.5 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals spreading, with long silky hairs on the outer surface.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, up to 4–4.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes in spherical heads on pedicels reflexed in ripe fruit, short beaks, smooth faces.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/5, (p. 17).
    Habitat
    Damp places in upland moor, 4050–4100 m.
    Distribution
    K3 U3 endemic on Elgon

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Other Data

    Ranunculus cryptanthus Milne-Redh. & Turrill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1951 Hedberg, O. [1005], Uganda K000076110 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 6: 147 (1951)

    Accepted by

    • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Milne-Redhead & Turrill in Kew Bulletin 1951: 147 (1951).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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