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Ranunculus junipericola Ohwi


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots fibrous, slightly thickened at base. Stems 7--25 cm, appressed puberulent, branched or simple. Basal leaves 3--5; petiole 2--11 cm, sparsely appressed puberulent; blade 3-partite, orbicular-ovate or oblate, 1--2.2 × 1.2--2.8 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially sparsely appressed puberulent or glabrous, base truncate, rounded, or truncate-cuneate, central lobe narrowly ovate, obovate, or oblong-ovate, margin entire or with 1 tooth on each side, apex rounded or slightly obtuse and mucronate; lateral lobes obliquely cuneate, unequally 2-lobed. Stem leaves 2 or 3, long or short petiolate, or subsessile, 3-partite, 3-sect, or undivided, lanceolate-linear. Flowers terminal, 1 or 2 in a monochasium, ca. 0.9 cm in diam. Receptacle glabrous. Sepals 5, elliptic-ovate, 3.2--3.5 mm, abaxially yellowish puberulent. Petals 5, oblong-obovate or suboblong, ca. 5 × 2 mm, nectary pit without a scale, apex rounded. Stamens ca. 13; anthers oblong. Aggregate fruit ovoid, ca. 6 × 4 mm. Achene obovoid, ca. 2 mm, glabrous; style persistent, ca. 0.7 mm, slightly curved. Fl. Jun--Jul.

* Forests, scrub margins, gravelly places; 3300--3600 m. Taiwan.


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