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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Eritrea and S. Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb most often with erect stems, 1–12 cm. tall, rarely stems more or less prostrate and rooting at some of the nodes, pilose with adpressed hairs pointing upwards; flowering stems much branched in the upper part with numerous relatively small typically “ buttercup ” flowers.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves variable, bi- or tri-pinnatisect, the final segments coarsely and irregularly toothed, strongly to weakly hirsute or pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, yellow, 3–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes in a spherical to slightly elongated head, persistent beak short to well developed and hooked, margin bordered, sides flat, generally with small scattered tubercles but sometimes smooth.
Figures
Fig. 4/1, (p. 17).
Habitat
Wet ground near rivers, streams and ditches, moist slopes in bushland, grassland or on margins of forest, 1170–3450 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 U2 U3 Arabia to Cape Province, and west to Nigeria and Angola

[FZ]

Ranunculaceae, A. W. Exell and E. Milne-Redhead. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, yellow, 3–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes in a spherical to slightly elongated head, numerous, smooth or with small scattered tubercles, with bordered margin and with short or well-developed beak.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb up to about 1 m. tall, appressed-pubescent with hairs directed upwards to patent-pilose; stems much branched in the upper part with numerous yellow flowers about 12–16 mm. in diam.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves bi- or tripinnatisect, the final segments coarsely and irregularly toothed, strongly to weakly hirsute or pilose.

[FWTA]

Ranunculaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb most often with erect stems, up to 4 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Ranunculus multifidus Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2007 Naiga [450], Uganda K000449286
Dec 1, 2000 Cable, S. [3062], Cameroon K000199990
Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4564], Cameroon K000199999
Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4581], Cameroon K000200000
Dec 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [345], Cameroon K000199989
Dec 1, 2000 Buzgo, M. [678], Cameroon K000199998
Jan 1, 1982 Maitland, T.D. [1122 -3], Cameroon K000105500
Jan 1, 1982 Letouzey, R. [8932], Cameroon K000105498
Jan 1, 1950 Schimper [140], Ethiopia K000076133 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1950 Schimper [140], Ethiopia K000076134 Unknown type material
Thomas, D.W. [2956], Cameroon K000105501
Mann [618], Equatorial Guinea K000076141 Unknown type material
Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000076094 Unknown type material
Burtt-Davy, J. [17682], South Africa K000076092 Unknown type material
Thunberg [s.n.], South Africa K000076095
Torrey, J. [s.n.], USA K000692969
[Taylor] [40], Nebraska K000692970
[B.D.G] [s.n.] K000692971

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 102 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P. (2013). The native and naturalised species of Peltocalathos and Ranunculus (Ranunculaceae: Ranunculeae) in southern Africa Botanica Australis 43: 179-195.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Turrill & Milne-Redhead F.T.E.A. Ranunc. 19.
  • Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 102 (1775)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P. (2013). The native and naturalised species of Peltocalathos and Ranunculus (Ranunculaceae: Ranunculeae) in southern Africa Botanica Australis 43: 179-195.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Staner & J. Léonard, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 175 (1951).
  • Robyns, F. P.N.A. 1: 174, tab. XV (1948).
  • Forsk., Fl. Aegypt. Arab. 102 (1775).

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