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9. Ranunculus repens L., Sp. Pl. ed. 1:554. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:39. 1867, Ovez. in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7: 423. 1937, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 272. 1972, Qureshi & chaudhri, l.c. 149 (Fig. 27, A,B).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Ranunculus repens

Credit: S. Hameed

Perennial, with long creeping stolons, rooting at the nodes, glabrous or somewhat pubescent. Stems 15-40 (-60) cm high, branched in its upper part. Basal leaves with petioles of about the same length as blade or slightly longer, blade triangular-ovate, ternate, the middle segment distinctly stalked, segments, ovate, lobed, lobes dentate. Cauline leaves few, smaller, sessile, less divided. Petioles sulcatc, glabrous or hairy. Flowers 20-30 mm in diameter, yellow. Sepals glabrous, patent, half as long as petals. Petals obovate or obovate-oblong. Achenes arranged in a globose head, inserted on a hairy receptacle, up to 3 mm long, rounded ovate, compressed, with a distinct border. Style c. 1.5 mm, curved, flat, falcate.

Type: Described from Europe, Hb. Linn. 715/52 (LINN).

Baluchistan: D-4 Ziarat, R.R. Stewart 848 (RAW).

Distribution: Widely distributed as a weed in most parts of Europe and the USSR, W. & S.W. Asia.

Introduced in Pakistan and not truly indigenous.


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