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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Ranunculus

37. Ranunculus matsudae Hayata ex Masamune, J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 6: 570. 1934.

疏花毛茛 shu hua mao gen

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Stems 7--17 cm, appressed puberulent, simple or 1- or 2-branched. Basal leaves ca. 3; petiole 1.5--6.5 cm; blade 3-partite to near base, deltoid or pentagonal, 1--1.7 × 1.2--2.4 cm, papery, puberulent, base subtruncate or truncate-cordate, central lobe rhombic or cuneate-rhombic, 3-lobed, few dentate; lateral lobes obliquely rhombic or obliquely cuneate, unequally 2-lobed. Stem leaves few, similar to basal leaves but short petiolate; uppermost leaf sessile, 2- or 3-sect, segments linear. Flowers solitary, terminal, 1.5--2 cm in diam. Receptacle glabrous. Sepals 5, ovate, 5--6 mm, abaxially puberulent. Petals 5, broadly obovate, 7.5--10 × 5--8 mm, nectary pit covered by a scale, apex subtruncate. Stamens numerous; anthers oblong. Aggregate fruit broadly ovoid, ca. 5 × 5 mm. Achene obliquely obovate, ca. 2.2 × 1.5 mm, glabrous, not distinctly marginate; style persistent, ca. 0.5 mm. Fl. Jul.

* Bamboo thickets, gravelly places; 3300--3900 m. Taiwan.


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