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  1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Thalictrum Tourn. ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical to Tropical Mountains.


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

    Herbs with compound, spirally arranged leaves, with sheathing bases, often with stipules and stipels
    Flowers relatively small, generally in paniculate inflorescences
    Sepals 3–5, imbricate in bud, green or petaloid, caducous
    Petals and nectaries absent
    Stamens 3 to indefinite in number
    Carpels 1 to indefinite in number, uniovulate
    Achenes stipitate or sessile, with a persistent or deciduous style
    It is possible that all the species (if such they be) recorded below, except T. zernyi, belong to one section of the genus, characterized by very elongated pedicels in the infructescences The attention of field workers is called to the need for such material. Unfortunately, fruiting material is not available for all the species and fruiting and flowering material from the same plant is practically non-existent in herbaria

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

    Herbs with compound spirally arranged leaves with sheathing bases.
    Flowers actinomorphic, usually rather small in terminal panicles, bisexual or some male only, sepals 3–5, imbricate in bud, green or petaloid.
    Petals absent.
    Stamens 3 to numerous, often with conspicuous anthers.
    Carpels 1 to numerous, 1-ovulate.
    Achenes sessile or stipitate, stigma deciduous or persistent forming a long beak.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Thalictrum Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Sp. Pl.: 545 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Wang, W.T. (2018). Thalictrum (Ranunculaceae) in China: 1-376. Peking University Press, Beijing.


    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • —F.T.A. 1: 8.

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 242 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 545 (1753)

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 242 (1754)


    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.