2546.000 Ranunculus L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with stalked radical leaves and spirally arranged stem leaves, often palmately lobed or divided. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, in 1-many-flowered inflorescences. Sepals 3-5, reflexed (in ours). Petals 5 or more, rarely 0, yellow (in ours) each with a nectar-secreting pit near the base. Stamens numerous. Fruit a head of numerous achenes.

Worldwide: c.600 species in temperate zones and tropical mountains

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
multifidus Forssk.Description, Image
rionii Lagger

Other sources of information about Ranunculus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Ranunculus
Flora of Mozambique: Ranunculus
Flora of Zambia: Ranunculus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ranunculus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ranunculus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ranunculus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ranunculus
Wikipedia: Ranunculus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ranunculus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ranunculus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Ranunculus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=582, retrieved 20 January 2021

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