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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Mt. Kenya).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with stems up to 2.4 dm. long, with usually 3 to 4 flowers.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves trifoliolate, the terminal and lateral leaflets with petiolules up to 3.5 cm. long; leaflets broadly ovate to oblate in general outline, more or less trilobed and coarsely toothed, terminal 0.9–2.5 cm. long, 1.0–2.9 cm. broad; with adpressed hairs on both surfaces, ciliate at the margins; petiole up to 1.4 dm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals reflexed, sparsely hairy on the outer surface, glabrous on the inner surface.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, up to 7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes in spherical heads but sometimes only a few produced from one flower, 4.5 mm. long, with a nearly straight beak.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/6, (p. 17).
    Habitat
    Peaty or marshy ground in upland moor, 3000–3660 m.
    Distribution
    endemic on Mt. Kenya K4

    Images

    Distribution

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gilbert Rogers, C. [615], Kenya K000076108 holotype
    Gilbert Rogers, C. [615], Kenya K000076109 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 5: 389 (1950 publ. 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 1950: 389 (1951).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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