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Ranunculus reniformis Wallich ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 3. 1834; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 16. 1872.

Herbs, perennial, erect, up to 50 cm high; rootstock stout, horizontal, densely fibrous; stem softly hairy; branches few, 1-flowered. Radical leaves long-petioled; lamina thick, ovate or orbicular, truncate or cordate at base, coarsely crenate, 3 - 7 cm across. Cauline leaves few, with narrow lobes. Flowers ca 2.5 cm across, yellow. Petals 12 - 15, ovate-oblong. Achenes in a globose head, oblong, turgid, with straight beaks.

Fl. & Fr. Throughout the year.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats of Peninsular India, grassy slopes, 1600 - 2400 m. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Endemic and rare.

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