Adonis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or prennial herbs with alternate, finely dissected pinnate leaves. Flowers usually solitary; perianth of 2 dissimilar whorls; sepals usually 5; petals 3–20, brightly coloured and glossy; nectaries absent; stamens numerous; carpels numerous. Achenes numerous, wrinkled, forming an elongated head at maturity.

About 30 species, from Eurasia and the Mediterranean region; 1 species in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Ranunculaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-03
 
References

Kloot, P.M. (1976). The species of Adonis L naturalized in Australia. , Muelleria 3(3): 199-207.

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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Ranunculanae
order Ranunculales
family Ranunculaceae
Higher taxa
genus Adonis
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