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

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
multifidus Forssk.N,C,SDescription, Image
raeae ExellN,S

Other sources of information about Ranunculus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ranunculus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ranunculus
Flora of Mozambique: Ranunculus
Flora of Zambia: Ranunculus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ranunculus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ranunculus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ranunculus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ranunculus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ranunculus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ranunculus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ranunculus
JSTOR Plant Science: Ranunculus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ranunculus
Plants of the World Online: Ranunculus
Tropicos: Ranunculus
Wikipedia: Ranunculus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ranunculus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=582, retrieved 24 April 2024

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