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Ranunculus meyerianus Rupr.


Description from Flora of China

Ranunculus pseudoparviflorus H. Léveillé.

Herbs perennial. Stems 25--70 cm, retrorse hispid below, strigose above, branched. Basal leaves ca. 4; petiole 10--23 cm, retrorse hispid or subglabrous; blade 3-sect, reniform-pentagonal, 3--8 × 5--10 cm, papery, strigose, base cordate, central segment rhombic, 3-partite, rarely 3-lobed; lobes 2 × dissected, ultimate lobules linear-lanceolate or ovate; lateral segments obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-partite, lobes 2 or 3 × dissected. Stem leaves 2 or 3, shortly petiolate or sessile, palmatisect; segments dissected or undivided, linear. Monochasium 2--5-flowered. Flowers 1.9--2.6 cm in diam. Pedicel 1--4 cm, strigose. Receptacle puberulent. Sepals 5, ovate, 5--7 mm, abaxially villous. Petals 5, broadly obovate, 9--13 × 9--12 mm, nectary pit covered by a scale, apex rounded-truncate. Stamens numerous; anthers oblong. Aggregate fruit subglobose, 6--7 mm in diam. Achene elliptic, 2--3 × 1.5--2.8 mm, glabrous; style persistent, triangular, 0.8--1 mm, straight or slightly curved at apex. Fl. and fr. Jul.

Forests; ca. 1500 m. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan; SW Asia, E Europe].


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