African Plant Database

Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 114, 102, t. 11 fig (1775)
Information on the genus : Ranunculus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ranunculus forskoehlii DC. (1817)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ranunculus capensis Thunb. (1800)
=Ranunculus pinnatus Poir. (1804)
=Ranunculus pubescens Thunb. (1800)
=Ranunculus pinnatus var. extensus Hook. f.
=Ranunculus extensus (Hook. f.) Schube ex Engl. (1892)
=Ranunculus extensus Hook. f.
=Ranunculus membranaceus Fresen. (1837)
=Ranunculus striatus Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1841)
=Ranunculus pinnatus var. hermannii DC.
=Ranunculus rutenbergii Freyn (1880)
=Ranunculus udus Freyn. (1880)
=Ranunculus madagascariensis Freyn (1880)
=Ranunculus pinnatus subsp. madagascariensis (Freyn) H. Perrier (1950)
=Ranunculus pinnatus var. tsaratananae H. Perrier (1950)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, sometimes with stolons; stems prostrate 0,3-1 (-1,5) m long.
Ecology : Wet places by streams; swamps, openings in upland forest and forest edges; submontane grassland; 1200-2900 m alt.; common; – in bamboo zone, to 3500 m (Kenya). Fernando Poo (Bioko); S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana; Madagascar, Arabia (Yemen).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Herb- Ht 0.05 - 0.9 m. Alt 0 - 3000 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 97,99
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 562 (1966).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 140 (1997).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°83175 modified 2007-04-02
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