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  1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ranunculus L.
      1. Ranunculus stagnalis Hochst. ex A.Rich.

        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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with suberect or procumbent stems.
    Roots
    Elongated cylindrical somewhat thickened roots.
    Stem
    Stems 0.6–3.3 dm. long, with few scattered hairs or glabrous, often little branched.
    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.
    Calyx
    Sepals spreading, caducous, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Petals generally 7–8, oblong, narrow, 5–10 mm. long, about 2–3 mm. broad, white.
    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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    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

    Bibliography

    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.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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.
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    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