|definition||Distribution: This family consists of about 70 genera and more than 3,000 species
that have a cosmopolitan distribution, predominantly Northern Hemisphere; many are
alpine. In Australia there are 10 genera, of which 5 are introduced, and 74 species.
Description: The species within this family are herbs, usually terrestrial perennials, some aquatics and some annuals, woody climbers, or rarely small shrubs.
For more details regarding the description of species within this family please see: https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Ranunculaceae
Pollen Morphology: The pollen produced by this family is very diverse. Most grains are tricolpate and are rounded triangular in polar view, while some are pantoporate and sphaeodial. The size of these grains are very variable depending on the taxon, but can be small (15um) to large (40um). The majority of the taxa in this family are tricolpate, with the depth of the colpi varying but usually moderate width with no sculpturing on the membrane. The membrane does not protrude markedly. Some grains are pantoporate. In most taxa the surface is roughly granular.
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