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Taxon: Ceratocephala testiculata (Crantz) Roth

Genus: Ceratocephala
Family: Ranunculaceae subfamily: Ranunculoideae tribe: Ranunculeae
Nomen number: 449083
Place of publication: Enum. pl. phaen. Germ. 1(1):1014. 1827 "Ceratocephalus testiculatus"
Name verified on: 02-Nov-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-Nov-2005
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • jiao guo mao gen   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Mich Bot 28:33-35. 1989)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Gorno-Altay, Novosibirsk, Omsk
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China - Xinjiang [w. & c.]
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Romania; Serbia


  • Cusick, A. W. 1989. Bur buttercup (Ceratocephalus testiculatus: Ranunculaceae) a poisonous weed newly established in Ohio. Michigan Bot. 28:33–35.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. ["Ceratocephalus"].
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae. ["Ceratocephalus"].
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR. [= Ceratocephalus orthoceras DC.].
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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