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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa, Tasmania, Mexico to Guatemala, Ecuador to SE. & S. Brazil and Chile.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Ranunculaceae, E. Milne-Redhead And W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with compound leaves and multi-flowered inflorescences
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
An involucre or reduced leaves at the inflorescence branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals more or less petaloid, about 15 but variable in number, the outer often somewhat smaller and slightly sepaloid, none with nectariferous pits
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens indefinite in number
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, uniovulate, with glabrous deciduous styles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits composed of fleshy drupelets.

[FZ]

Ranunculaceae, A. W. Exell & E. Milne-Redhead. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with 3-foliolate to biternate leaves and many-flowered cymes or compoundly umbellate inflorescences on long scapes with an involucre of reduced leaves at the branching of the inflorescence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals more or less petaloid, about 15 but variable in number, the outer often somewhat smaller and slightly sepaloid, without nectariferous pits.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens indefinite in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, 1-ovulate, with glabrous deciduous styles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of fleshy drupelets.

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Ecuador, Free State, Guatemala, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Peru, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tasmania, Zimbabwe

Knowltonia Salisb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 372 (1796)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Prodr.: 372 (1796).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Prodr. 372 (1796)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0