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Pakistan | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Ceratocephala

1. Ceratocephala testiculata (Crantz) Roth, Enum. 1: 1014. 1827. Stewart. Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 263. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri, l.c. 198 (Fig. 23, H,I).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Ceratocephala testiculata

  • Ceratocephala orthocerus DC.
  • Ranunculus falcatus var. orthocerus (DC.) Aitch. & Hemsl.
  • Ranunculus testiculatus Crantz

    Plant annual, small 1-8 cm high, covered with woolly hairs, subtomentose rarely glabrescent. Leaves palmately 3-Bd, with narrow, linear, entire or 2-3-lobed segments. Peduncles as long as or shorter than leaves. Flowers solitary, 5-7 mm in diameter. Sepals and petals usually 5. Fruiting spike cylindrical. Achenes with a long narrow straight beak.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Described from the Crimea.

    Baluchistan: D-4 Ziarat hills, S.M. Jafri 2083 (RAW), Kalat, 12.4.1956, coll. ignot. in (RAW).

    Distribution: As indicated for the genus as a whole.

    Found in Pakistan in dry places up to 2400 m.


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