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Ranunculus glacialiformis Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots fibrous, subequally thick. Stems 6--10 cm, fulvous puberulent, simple. Basal leaves 2--4; petiole 1.8--5 cm, glabrous; blade 3-sect, orbicular-reniform or orbicular-ovate, 0.75--1.5 × 1.1--2 cm, leathery, glabrous, base subcordate, central segment obovate, 3-lobed or 3-cleft to middle; central lobe ovate, entire; lateral lobes 2- or 3-lobulate; lateral segments flabellate, unequally 2-partite. Stem leaves 2, subsessile or sessile, 3-sect or 3-lobed. Flowers solitary, terminal, 1.2--1.8 cm in diam. Receptacle yellow puberulent. Sepals 5, elliptic, 5--7 mm, abaxially fulvous pubescent. Petals 5, broadly obovate or obovate, 7--9 × 5--8 mm, nectary pit without a scale, apex rounded. Stamens numerous; anthers oblong. Aggregate fruit ovoid, ca. 6 × 4.5 mm. Achene slightly bilaterally compressed, ovoid, ca. 1.2 × 1 mm, glabrous; style persistent, 0.5--0.8 mm. Fl. Jul--Aug.

Meadows, gravelly slopes; 4700--5000 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan (Zhongdian Xian) [Kashmir].


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