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

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
multifidus Forssk.N,W,CNw,N,LkDescription, Image
raeae ExellNMc

Other sources of information about Ranunculus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ranunculus
Flora of Malawi: Ranunculus
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ranunculus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=582, retrieved 27 January 2023

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