Ranunculus asiaticus L.

Ranunculus asiaticus L.


  • Cyprianthe asiatica (L.) Freyn
  • =Ranunculus asiaticus subsp. latilobus Vierh.
  • =Ranunculus asiaticus subsp. tenuilobus (Boiss.) Vierh.
  • =Ranunculus flammipetalus Gand.

Taxon info

Ranunculus asiaticus is an E Mediterranean species, fairly common on Kriti, Karpathos and Rodos, with scattered localities elsewhere in S Greece. It is generally found in phrygana and fallow fields at low altitude, and is very variable in flower colour, with a certain geographical and ecological differentiation between the colour forms, the deep red form, for instance, tending to occur only in fields of traditional agriculture. Superficially resembling Anemone coronaria, which is similarly variable in flower colour, it has been cultivated in W Europe at least since the 16th century and many cultivars are known.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 356 [Plate 20.5]


GR(IoI Pe Kik KK EAe

Greece (East Aegean islands present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; Peloponnisos present)


Native / Non Range-Restricted


Mediterranean-SW Asian




Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81



CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
Greece2017-04-08Willing,R. & Willing, E. 275486B
Citation: Greece, Lassithi, ONO Sisi, 35°18'41.004"N, 25°31'55.992"E, 8 Apr 2017, Willing,R. & E. Willing 275486 (B B 10 0732006)

Specimen summary: B B 10 0732006
Preferred stable URI: http://herbarium.bgbm.org/object/B100732006

Greece2017-04-12Willing,R. & Willing, E. 275677B
Citation: Greece, Lassithi, S Elounda, 35°14'15"N, 25°43'40.008"E, 12 Apr 2017, Willing,R. & E. Willing 275677 (B B 10 0732195)

Specimen summary: B B 10 0732195
Preferred stable URI: http://herbarium.bgbm.org/object/B100732195

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