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Ovule Morphogenesis in Ranunculaceae and its Systematic Significance

Cytotype stability, facultative apomixis and geographical parthenogenesis in Ranunculus kuepferi (Ranunculaceae)

Cost of Reproduction in a Spring Ephemeral Species, Adonis ramosa (Ranunculaceae): Carbon Budget for Seed Production

Establishment of zygomorphy on an ontogenic spiral and evolution of perianth in the tribe Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae)

Female reproductive success decreases with display size in monkshood, Aconitum kusnezoffii (Ranunculaceae)

Plant Traits, Environmental Factors, and Pollinator Visitation in Winter-flowering Helleborus foetidus (Ranunculaceae)

Allocation to Floral Structures in Thalictrum pubescens (Ranunculaceae), a Cryptically Dioecious Species

The Genetic Basis of Naturally Occurring Pollen Color Dimorphisms in Nigella degenii (Ranunculaceae)

Complex patterns of environmental niche evolution in Iberian columbines (genus Aquilegia, Ranunculaceae)

Intra-plant Variation in Nectar Sugar Composition in Two Aquilegia Species (Ranunculaceae): Contrasting Patterns under Field and Glasshouse Conditions

Relationship between the species-representative phenotype and intraspecific variation in Ranunculaceae floral organ and Asteraceae flower numbers

Diversification in continental island archipelagos: new evidence on the roles of fragmentation, colonization and gene flow on the genetic divergence of Aegean Nigella (Ranunculaceae)

Effects of cold treatments on fitness and mode of reproduction in the diploid and polyploid alpine plant Ranunculus kuepferi (Ranunculaceae)

Evolution of the tetraploid Anemone multifida (2n = 32) and hexaploid A. baldensis (2n = 48) (Ranunculaceae) was accompanied by rDNA loci loss and intergenomic translocation: evidence for their common genome origin


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A family of dicotyledons (see dicotyledon), mostly herbs but including a few shrubs, with leaves that are usually alternate, without stipules, and often palmately lobed or compound. The flowers are usually regular, with 4 or 5 to many free sepals and petals, and numerous free and spirally arranged stamens and carpels. These are all features usually regarded as primitive, but exceptions to most of them occur within the genera of the family. Modern classifications recognize about 58 genera, with about 1750 species (e.g. Ranunculus (buttercups), occurring mostly in the northern temperate, Arctic, and alpine zones. Most are poisonous and very acrid; some are used in medicine; others (e.g. Delphinium and Anemone) are grown for their beautiful flowers.

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