Ranunculus revelierei Boreau




RANUNCULACEAE Juss.
Ranunculales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl
Ranunculanae Takht. ex Reveal
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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© Giuliano Campus (Forum Acta Plantarum) - http://www.sardegnaflora.it/
Sardegna, Italia,





Fonte / Source:
Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy
http://dryades.units.it/floritaly



This annual buttercup is endemic to the Sardinian-Corsican System. The life-cycle can be spent part in water, part on moist to dry soil. It grows in damp sites such as ditches, swamps and temporary pools, on soils that are moist at least in winter and spring, usually along the coast. It is a characteristic species of the Mediterranean temporary ponds of Sardinia, found in the intermediate and outer belts. The species is indicated in the Regional Red Lists as a threatened (Conti et al., 1997). The whole plant, when fresh, is toxic for the presence of an alkaloid (protoanemonine). The genus name, the Latin for 'little frog', was used since ancient times only for the aquatic species of the subgenus Batrachion, also a diminutive of the Greek 'batràchos' (frog); the species is dedicated to the French botanist Louis-Marie-Réveillère Lépeaux (1753-1824), who collected extensively in Corsica in the early nineteenth century. Flowering period: April to May.



Italian name(s): Ranuncolo di Revelillère (Italia)





© Maria Carmela Caria - Dipartimento di Scienze della Natura e del Territorio, Università degli Studi di Sassari
by Maria Carmela Caria
Sardegna, Italia, 2014



© Maria Carmela Caria - Dipartimento di Scienze della Natura e del Territorio, Università degli Studi di Sassari
by Maria Carmela Caria
Sardegna, Italia, 2014