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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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, with stems up to 2.4 dm. long, with usually 3 to 4 flowers.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals reflexed, sparsely hairy on the outer surface, glabrous on the inner surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, up to 7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Native to:

Kenya

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

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).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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