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Genus: Ranunculus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Ranunculaceae

About 250 species (cosmopolitan), with seven species native to southern Africa, and two naturalised. An additional five species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ranunculus baurii

Ranunculus capensis

 

Ranunculus meyeri

 

Ranunculus muricatus

 

Ranunculus raeae

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Ranunculus rionii

 

Ranunculus sceleratus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ranunculus multifidus

Ranunculus plebeius

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Ranunculus abortivus

Native to Canada and USA.

 

Ranunculus asiaticus

Native to eastern Mediterranean.

 

Ranunculus cortusifolius

Native to Macaronesia.

 

Ranunculus cymbalaria

Native to the northern Temperate.

 

Ranunculus repens (Creeping buttercup)

Native to Europe and Asia.

 

 


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