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2h. Ranunculus Subg. Ficaria (Schaeffer) L. D. Benson, Amer. J. Bot. 27: 807. 1940.

Ficaria Schaeffer, Bot. Exped., 156-157. 1760

Plants glabrous. Stems erect or decumbent, not bulbous-based, sometimes producing axillary bulbils. Roots basal, some tuberous. Leaves basal and cauline, simple, petiolate; basal and cauline leaf blades similar, undivided, margins entire or crenulate. Inflorescences terminal, solitary flowers. Flowers: sepals deciduous soon after anthesis, 3; petals 7-10, yellow; nectary scale attached on 3 sides, forming pocket, glabrous, free margin entire; style absent. Fruits achenes, 1-locular; achene body ellipsoid, about as wide as thick, not prolonged beyond seed; wall thick, smooth; margin low narrow ridge; beak absent.

Species 5 (1 in the flora): North America, Pacific Islands, Australia, Eurasia and n Africa.


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