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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Laccopetalum
Species: L. giganteum
Binomial name
Laccopetalum giganteum

Ranunculus giganteus Wedd.

Laccopetalum is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the Ranunculaceae family. The genus contains only one species, Laccopetalum giganteum, which is endemic to Peru.[1][2]


  1. ^ Francis, Macbride, J.; E., Dahlgren, B. (1937). "Flora of Peru". Fieldiana. v.13:pt.2:no.2: 660–661. 
  2. ^ Lehnebach, C. A.; Cano, A.; Monsalve, C.; McLenachan, P.; Hörandl, E.; Lockhart, P. (2007). "Phylogenetic relationships of the monotypic Peruvian genus Laccopetalum (Ranunculaceae)". Plant Systematics and Evolution. 264 (1–2): 109–116. doi:10.1007/s00606-006-0488-8. ISSN 0378-2697.