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  1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ranunculus L.
      1. Ranunculus raeae Exell

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & S. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with erect stems, and thickened more or less elongated and tuberous roots.
    Stem
    Stems 2–6 dm. tall, loosely pilose, branched.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves with blades obovate, suborbicular, or oblate in outline, 3–5 palmatisect or palmatilobed, with few, mostly coarse teeth which, with the apices of the segments or lobes, are acute, subacute, or apiculate, broadly cuneate to slightly cordate, up to 5 cm. long and 5.5 cm. broad, adpressed pilose when young, later glabrescent; petiole up to 13 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals spreading, pilose on outer surface, caducous.
    Corolla
    Petals generally 5, yellow, 8–10 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes in a spherical head, persistent beak straight or slightly curved, margin bordered, sides flat, smooth.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/4.
    Habitat
    Wet places in upland grassland, 1500–2250 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tuberous-rooted perennial herb up to 60 cm. tall with sparsely pilose stems and rather small, yellow flowers 15–20 mm. in diam.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves 3–5-palmatisect or palmatilobed, with a few coarse teeth, appressed-pilose later glabrescent.
    Calyx
    Sepals spreading, pilose on the outside, soon caducous.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, yellow, 8–10 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes smooth with narrowly bordered margin and straight or slightly curved beak.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Ranunculus raeae Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 21, 1950 Zerny, H. [166], Tanzania K000076114 Unknown type material
    K000076115

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 73: 262 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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: 177 (1951).
    • Exell in Journal of Botany 73: 262 (1935).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.

    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