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This species is accepted, and its native range is Bioko to Ethiopia and S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb up to 4 m. tall, sometimes semi-scandent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 40 cm. or more in length (including petiole), tripinnate to quadripinnate; leaflets elliptic to broadly ovate or oblate, often somewhat trilobed or with coarse rounded teeth, apex usually apiculate, base rounded to cordate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, many-flowered, some flowers male only.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 1.5–3 mm. long, green to purplish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–13; anther-thecae 0.8–1.7 mm. long, prolongation of connective 0.05–0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 1–4.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma linear, 2–7 mm. long at anthesis, covered with stigmatic papillae.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes up to 8 x 2 mm., asymmetric, flattened-fusiform, longitudinally striate, glabrous, tapering to the persistent stigma; pedicels elongating to 6–11 cm., hair-like.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with erect stems 1–4 m. tall, more or less branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather large, up to 4 dm. or more in length (including petiole), tripinnate to quadripinnate; leaflets elliptic-oblong to broadly ovate and oblate, sometimes rather obscurely trilobed, with coarse teeth, apices rounded, usually apiculate, bases rounded to cordate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, many flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 1.5–4.0 mm. long, green to purplish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–13; anther thecae 0.8–1.7 mm. long, prolongation of connective 0.05–0.4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 1–2; stigma 2–7 mm. long at anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes on slender elongated pedicels which are 6–11 cm. long, asymmetric, tapering into a persistent style, at the base tapering to a stipe or nearly sessile.
Habitat
Glades and undergrowth of upland rain forest, upland evergreen bushland on stream sides and upland grassland, 1620–3150 m.
Distribution
widely distributed in tropical Africa from Abyssinia to Cameroons and Fernando Po and south to Natal K3 K4 K5 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 U1 U2 U3

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart.-Dill. & A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Manning, S.D. [2178], Cameroon K000105494
Jan 1, 1985 Thomas, D.W. [4601], Cameroon K000105495
Jan 1, 1952 Maitland, T.D. [486], Cameroon K000105473
Jan 1, 1952 Maitland, T.D. [486], Cameroon K000105472
Mann [293], Equatorial Guinea K000075937 Unknown type material
Mann [293], Equatorial Guinea K000075938
Manktelow, S.J. [91042], Tanzania K000449282
Keay, R.W.J. [28599], Cameroon K000105484
Boughey, A.S. [10709], Cameroon K000105486
Morton, J.K. [6865], Cameroon K000105487
Hepper, F.N. [2716], Cameroon K000105476
Hepper, F.N. [2857], Cameroon K000105478
Brunt, M.A. [602], Cameroon K000105485
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614723
Thomas, D.W. [9339], Cameroon K000510964
Hutchinson, J. [18], Cameroon K000105468
Daramola, B. O. [FHI 41180], Cameroon K000105489
Migeod, F. [47], Cameroon K000105475
Luke et al. [10375], Tanzania K000449283
Harris, T. [229], Mozambique K000613304
Mann, G. [1999], Cameroon K000105466
Brenan, J.P.M. [9347], Cameroon K000105479
Steele, M. [7], Cameroon K000105474
Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [299], Cameroon K000510967
Lightbody, J.S. [FHI 30101], Cameroon K000105482
Hepper, F.N. [2857], Cameroon K000105477
Tekwe, C. [235], Cameroon K000510965
Lightbody, J.S. [FHI 30101], Cameroon K000105481
Brenan, J.P.M. [9347], Cameroon K000105480
Hutchinson, J. [18], Cameroon K000105469
Hutchinson, J. [18], Cameroon K000105470

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 14: 262 (1840)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Turrill & Milne-Redhead F.T.E.A. Ranunc. 11.
  • —F.T.A. 1: 8

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dillon & A. Rich. in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér. 2, 14: 262 (1840).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 8 (1868).
  • P. Staner & J. Léonard, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 181 (1951).
  • Weimarck in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 46 (1936).

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