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Ranunculus sphaerospermus Boiss. & Blanche in Boiss., Diagn. ser. 2: 6. 1856. R. peltatus Schrank subsp. sphaerospermus (Boiss. & Blanche) Miekle in Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 23: 13. 1959. R. aquatilis L. var. sphaerospermus (Boiss. & Blanche) Boiss., Fl. Orient. 1: 23. 1867.

Herbs, aquatic. Leaves all submerged, floating leaves absent; submerged leaves capillary, with spreading and rigid segments. Flowers 1.5 - 2.5 cm across, cream-white. Nectaries elongated, pyriform. Fruiting peduncles much longer than leaves. Achenes ca 1 cm or less, somewhat rounded and glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas. Jammu & Kashmir.

Nepal, Pakistan, China (Tibet), Egypt, Turkey and S.E. Europe.

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