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Ranunculus bikramii Aswal & Mehrotra in Indian J. For. 7: 62 - 63, ff. 1 - 5. 1984.

Annual herbs, erect or decumbent with fibrous rootstock; stems often tufted, 12 - 16 cm high, purplish, sparsely spreading to appressed hairy. Radical leaves arising from fibrous rootstocks, long-petioled, reniform, deeply 3-lobed, glabrous; each lobe further divided into 3 - 5 smaller lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate acute segments or lobules; median cauline leaves shortly petioled, deeply 3-lobed or partite; each lobe again 3 - 5-lobed or partite; uppermost cauline leaves sessile, 3 - 5-partite; segments linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute. Flowers yellow, solitary, terminal, ca 1.2 - 1.8 cm across; pedicels densely covered with yellowish hairs. Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, acute or obtuse, 6 - 8 mm long, glabrous, purplish. Petals 5, 8 - 10 mm long, streaked with purple. Achenes numerous, in globose heads, inflated with straight or slightly hooked styles at the tip.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, ca 4600 m. Himachal Pradesh (Lahul Valley).


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