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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Ranunculaceae
Subfamilia: Ranunculoideae
Tribus: Ranunculeae
Genus: Ranunculus
Species: Ranunculus bullatus

Ranunculus bullatus L., Sp. Pl. 550. (1753).
Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 550. Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2020. Ranunculus bullatus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 October 31. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Ranunculus bullatus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 October 31. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Ranunculus bullatus. Published online. Accessed: 31 October 2020.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Blasiger Hahnenfuß
español: Flor de San Diego
italiano: Ranuncolo rosulato

Ranunculus bullatus, commonly known as autumn buttercup,[2] is a perennial member of the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe and north Africa, including most Mediterranean islands.

Oval, toothed leaves

Its leaves, which only grow at the base of the stem, are 2–6 cm long, oval, and have broad rounded teeth. Each plant has 1 or 2 flowers which are yellow, scented and about 25mm in diameter. Each has 5-12 petals which are slightly irregular.[3] It flowers from October to December, often covering large areas of ground.[4]
Distribution and habitat

Grows throughout the Mediterranean region, including north Africa, in rocky places, olive groves and dry fields, from sea-level up to 900m.[5]

In Latin Rānunculus means "little frog", from rāna "frog", and bullatus means "inflated".[6]

There are three subspecies, Ranunculus bullatus subsp. bullatus (L.)[7] which grows in the Iberian Peninsula, France and Italy; Ranunculus bullatus subsp. cytheraeus (Halácsy)[8] which grows in the eastern Mediterranean including Libya; and Ranunculus bullatus subsp. supranudus (Jordan & Fourr.) [9] which grows in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

"Ranunculus bullatus L." INPN.
"Ranunculus bullatus - Autumn Buttercup". eimage. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
Polunin, Oleg (1988). Flowers of South-west Europe: A Field Guide. Oxford University Press. p. 190. ISBN 978-0192881786.
Blamey, Marjorie (2008). Flores silvestres del Mediterráneo. Barcelona:Omega. ISBN 978-84-282-1450-6.
"Ranunculus bullatus". Cretan Flora. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
Dictionary of Botanical Epithets
"Ranunculus bullatus L." Tela-botanica. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
"Ranunculus bullatus subsp. cytheraeus (Halácsy) Vierh". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
"Ranunculus bullatus subsp. supranudus". Catalogue of life. Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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