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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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with erect stems, and thickened more or less elongated and tuberous roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems 2–6 dm. tall, loosely pilose, branched.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading, pilose on outer surface, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals generally 5, yellow, 8–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

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

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

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

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).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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