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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

Morphology General 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.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading, with long silky hairs on the outer surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, up to 4–4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

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

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).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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