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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Ethiopia, Mountains of E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with usually elongated slender prostrate stems, rooting at the nodes whence arise tufts of leaves.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves not lobed or otherwise divided, lanceolate to broadly ovate or even reniform, apex rounded, obtuse, acute, or acuminate, base cordate, truncate, to slightly and broadly cuneate, margin dentate to nearly entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers single at the nodes, pedicels 1–8.5 cm. long, glabrous or adpressed hirsute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4 to 7 mm. long, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes more or less fusiform, smooth.
Habitat
Marshy places, edge of streams, and other wet places in upland moor and moor grassland, 2700 to 4050 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 T2 U2 U3

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Ranunculus volkensii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1950 Fries, R.E. [2352], Kenya K000076112 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1950 Dummer, R. A. [3312], Uganda K000076113 Unknown type material
Volkens, G. [971], Tanzania K000076111 Unknown type material

First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 181 (1895)

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.

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Staner & J. Léonard, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 171 (1951).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 171 (1948).
  • Staner in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de L-Etat, Bruxelles 15: 310 (1939).
  • Ulbr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 10: 901 (1930).
  • Engl. in P. O. A. C: 181 (1895).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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