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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Ranunculaceae
Adonis

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 547 (1753).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Annual or perennial herbs with leafy stems; leaves alternate, 2-4-pinnate with narrow-linear segments.

Flowers regular, usually solitary; sepals 5-8, appressed or spreading, glabrous or pilose, sometimes petaloid and/or caducous; petals 3-20, intensely coloured, glossy, yellow or red, without claw and nectaries; stamens numerous; carpels numerous; ovules with 2 integuments.

Achenes transversely rugose, glabrous or hairy, at maturity forming an elongated head; torus cylindrically elongated or conical.

Distribution:  About 35 species native to temperate Eurasia and the Mediterranean area. Some contain pharmaceutically used glycosides (similar to Digitalis). (Kloot (1976) Muelleria 3:200-207.)

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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