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2. Ceratocephala falcata (L.) Pers., Synops. 1:341. 1805. Boiss., F1. Or. 1:58. 1867, Ovez. in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:324. 1937, Tamura in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 122. 1960, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 263.1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri, I.e. 197 (Fig. 23, 7,K).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Ceratocephala falcata

  • Ranunculus falcatus L.

    Annual, small, 1-8 cm tall, densely covered with woolly hairs, rarely glabrescent. Leaves palmately 3-partite with linear, 2-3-lobulate, rarely entire segments. Peduncles as long as, or longer than leaves. Flowers solitary, 5-7 mm in diameter. Sepals and petals 5. Spike of fruitlets cylindrical. Fruitlets with a long, incurved, flattened beak.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Lectotype: Ranunculus ceratophyllus seminibus falcatis in speciam ad actis “nolis” Morson, Plant Dist. Univ. Oxon. 2. tab. 28, fig. 22.

    Kurram: B, C-6 Pewar, Parachinar, M.A. Siddigi 4333 (RAW), Parachinar. common, R.R. Stewart 29011 (RAW), B-7 Swat: Bahrain, Shaukat Ali 26152 (RAW), Hazara: Abbottabad, R.R. Stewart 13656 (KUH), C-7 Rawalpindi & Islamabad: Murree-Kabala, 3-4000', R.R. Stewart 27395 (RAW), Baluchistan: D-4 Ziarat, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 3527 (RAW), Saryab, Suttanul Abedin 4548 (KUH).

    Distribution: As indicated for the genus as a whole.

    Distributed in Pakistan more widely than the previous species from 330-3000 m. Very common in early spring.


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