Ranunculus sessiliflorus var. pilulifer (Hook.) Melville

Kew Bull. 1956: 284 (1956) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Leaves deeply ternately, biternately or palmately lobed with narrow-linear segments; margins entire or acutely toothed. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Apparently rather rare in Victoria, known from a few sites in the mid north-west, (e.g. Donald, Wyperfeld and Little Desert National Parks, Mt Arapiles), Moyston and Strathmerton areas, where apparently favouring heavier soils of swamps and seasonally inundated depressions.

This variety seems to represent merely the extreme state of dissection in a continuum of leaf division from that represented by the typical variety. Apparent intermediates between the two occur in western Victoria.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Ranunculus sessiliflorus var. pilulifer in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ranunculus sessiliflorus var. pilulifer in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales