Description from Flora of China
Ranunculus densiciliatus var. glabrescens W. L. Zheng; R. densiciliatus var. nyingchiensis W. L. Zheng.
Herbs perennial, turning blackish on drying. Roots fibrous, subequally thick. Stems 5--7 cm, appressed puberulent, branched. Basal leaves ca. 6; petiole 2.5--6 cm, sparsely puberulent; blade sometimes 2- or 3-lobed, ovate, elliptic, or suborbicular, 1.2--1.7 × 0.7--1.4 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin entire or with 1 or 2 small teeth, densely appressed ciliate, apex obtuse. Lower stem leaves petiolate, narrowly ovate, upper ones short petiolate or sessile, long elliptic or narrowly oblong, entire. Flowers solitary, terminal, ca. 1.4 cm in diam. Receptacle glabrous. Sepals 5, ovate, 4--5 mm, abaxially appressed puberulent. Petals 5, obovate, 6--7 × ca. 4.5 mm, nectary pit without a scale, apex rounded. Stamens ca. 18; anthers narrowly oblong. Carpels numerous; ovary longer than style, ca. 1.6 mm, glabrous. Fl. Jun.
* Sandy places by rivers; ca. 4100 m. S Xizang (Dinggyê Xian).