Differentiation patterns in Ranunculus subgenus Batrachium (Ranunculaceae)

  • Gertrud Dahlgren
Part of the Plant Systematics and Evolution Supplement 9 book series (SYSTEMATICS, volume 9)


The processes that have influenced speciation and evolution in Ranunculus subg. Batrachium are surveyed: polypoidy and hybridization, environmental adaptation, morphological differentiation, reproduction and the breeding system, including the embryology of the group. Preliminary results of isozyme electrophoretic studies and flavonoid HPLC-studies are presented. The rank of subgenus as well as differentiation and speciation are discussed. The new combination Ranunculus pekinensis (L. Liou) G. Dahlgren is made.

Key words

Angiosperms Ranunculaceae Ranunculus Batrachium. — Karyology polyploidy CVA PCA breeding system embryology dioecy confocal laser scanning isozyme electrophoresis flavonoid HPLC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gertrud Dahlgren
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  1. 1.Department of Systematic BotanyLundSweden

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