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  1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ranunculus L.
      1. Ranunculus oreophytus Delile

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sudan to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, usually acaulescent, and with much elongated somewhat thickened roots.
    Leaves
    Leaves about 5–12, forming a rosette, pinnate with 2–4 pairs of leaflets and an odd terminal one; leaflets more or less elliptic or broadly elliptic in general outline, the lateral ones mostly with 1 or 2 coarse teeth or lobes on each margin, the terminal with several lobes or teeth, apex and teeth acute to subacute, pilose to nearly or quite glabrous; rhachis and petiole more or less pilose.
    Flowers
    Flowers arising singly from among the basal leaves, rarely from elongated stems; pedicels 0.5–10 cm. long, adpressed pilose.
    Calyx
    Sepals spreading, glabrous to slightly hairy.
    Corolla
    Petals generally 5, 1.0–2.5 cm. long, 2.5–5 mm. broad, yellow.
    Fruits
    Achenes in spherical heads which by curvature of the pedicels become buried in the soil (geocarpic), with no thickened margin and smooth rounded sides; persistent beak up to 1.5 mm. long, slender, more or less straight.
    Figures
    Fig. 3.
    Habitat
    Rock clefts and short grass near streams, and other wet and boggy places, in upland moor, 2240–4350 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 T2 T3 T6 T7 U2 U3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Ranunculus oreophytus Delile appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 20: 89 (1843)

    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.
    • 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.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.

    Literature

    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.
    • 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.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • P. Staner & J. Léonard, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 173 (1951).
    • Ulbr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 10: 905–9 (1930).
    • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 10 (1868).
    • Del. in Ann. Sci. Nat. sér. 2, 20: 89 (1843).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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