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Ranunculus palmatifidus H. Riedl in Kew Bull. 34: 362 - 363. 1979.


Herbs, perennial, 30 - 50 cm high; rootstock fibrous; stems single or paired, slender, 1.5 - 2.5 mm thick, branched above, striate when dry. Basal leaves subreniform, palmatipartite, 5 - 10 cm wide, laxly pilose, densely ciliate along margins; middle segment lanceolate, broader below the middle, 4 - 6 x 0.8 - 1.2 cm; lateral segments lobed; petioles 10 - 20 cm long, striate, pilose, vaginate at base. Cauline leaves subsessile or sessile, lobed; lobes narrowly linear-lanceolate, 2.5 - 7 x 0.2 - 0.5 cm, shortly sheathing at base. Flowers 2 - 2.2 cm across; peduncles long, densely strigulose. Sepals ovate or elliptic, subacute to obtuse, 5 - 6 x 2 - 4 mm, spreading, densely villous. Petals obovate-truncate, inversely triangular, undulate along margins, 9 - 11 mm across. Filaments 2 - 2.5 mm long, flat; anthers equal to filaments. Receptacle glabrous. Achenes in verticels of 4 - 5(-6), on ovate-oblong 7 - 10 mm long and ca 6 mm wide heads, subglobose, inflated, ca 2 mm in diam., glabrous; beak 0.7 - 0.8 mm long, curved.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.




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