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

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, usually acaulescent, and with much elongated somewhat thickened roots.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers arising singly from among the basal leaves, rarely from elongated stems; pedicels 0.5–10 cm. long, adpressed pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading, glabrous to slightly hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals generally 5, 1.0–2.5 cm. long, 2.5–5 mm. broad, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Native to:

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

Ranunculus oreophytus Delile appears in other Kew resources:

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).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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