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1. Batrachium rionii (Lagger) Nyman in Bot. Notiser. 98. 1852. Krechetovich in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:346. 1937 (Fig. 23, L,M).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Batrachium rionii

  • Batrachium trichophyllum subsp. rionii (Lagger), C.D.K. Cooke
  • Ranunculus rionii Lagger
  • Ranunculus trichophyllus subsp. rionii (Lagger) Soo

    Annual terrestrial caespitose plants or under-water and spreading. All leaves divided with a globoid lamina and semi-rigid divergent capillary segments. Stipules adnate to petiole for about 2/3rd of their length. Petiole up to 20 mm. Peduncle 3.5-5 mm long, ovate obovate, nectar pit lunate. Stamens 10-25. Receptacle hairy, with 60-90 very small, elongate in fruit, glabrous or basally slightly hairy carpels. Style lateral to subterminal. Mature achenes less than 1 mm.

    Type: Described from Switzerland, Lagger s.n. (lso.K!).

    C-7 Rawalpindi: Khanna, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 54 (RAW), Jhelum: Sohawa, Bs. white, E. & Y. Nasir 9008 (RAW), Baltistan: B-8 Skardu, R.R. Stewart 20431 (RAW), Gol, E. Nasir & C.L. Webster 6312 (RAW).

    Distribution: Eastern, Central and S.E. Europe, Western and S.W. Asia from Turkey and Syria to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tibet, W. China to N. China, Korea and Japan, S. Africa but probably not reaching N. America.

    Often confused with Batrachium trichophyllum from which it differs by the characters mentioned in the key.


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