Ranunculus scapiger Hook.

J. Bot. (Hooker) 1: 224 (1834) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Closely resembling R. plebeius and differing significantly only in the longer achene beak (1.2–2 mm long) which is straight or gently curved, usually with a short, tightly recoiled tip. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. In Victoria apparently largely confined to montane and subalpine areas of the east, with disjunct records from near the Otway Range, Ararat and Castlemaine. .

Treated by some (e.g. Willis 1973) within a broader circumscription of R. plebeius, which in the narrower sense, tends to occur at lower altitudes than R. scapiger

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

Willis, J.H. (1973). A handbook to plants in Victoria, Melbourne University Press, Carlton.

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


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Ranunculus scapiger in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ranunculus scapiger in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory