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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. DR Congo.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with suberect or procumbent stems.
Morphology Roots
Elongated cylindrical somewhat thickened roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0.6–3.3 dm. long, with few scattered hairs or glabrous, often little branched.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves with blades ternately palmatisect, segments pinnatilobed or pinnatisect or coarsely toothed, the lobes, segments, or teeth obtuse to rounded, with long spreading hairs on lower surface, glabrous or nearly so on upper surface; petiole up to 20 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading, caducous, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals generally 7–8, oblong, narrow, 5–10 mm. long, about 2–3 mm. broad, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes in spherical heads, on pedicels reflexed in ripe fruit, persistent beak short, bordered margin very narrow and inconspicuous or absent, sides flat or rounded, smooth.
Figures
Fig. 4/3.
Habitat
Bogs and stagnant waters in upland moor, 3000–4750 m.
Distribution
K3 T2 U2

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Ranunculus stagnalis Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Louis, J. [5276], Rwanda K000076137 Unknown type material
Schimper [554], Ethiopia K000076125 Unknown type material
Schimper [554], Ethiopia K000076124 Unknown type material

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 5 (1847)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

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