Ranunculus muricatus L., Sp. Pl. 555 1753 (Syn: Notophilus muricatus (L.) Fourr.; Ranunculus cabulicus Boiss.; Ranunculus coronatus Ehrenb. ex Boiss.; Ranunculus echinatus Vent.; Ranunculus graecus Griseb.; Ranunculus microcarpus Bertol.; Ranunculus muricatus var. brasilianus DC.; Ranunculus muricatus var. emuricatus G.H. Dar & P. Kachroo; Ranunculus muricatus var. graecus (Griseb.) Heldr. & Sart. ex
Boiss.; Ranunculus muricatus var. pygmaea Pit.; Ranunculus ventricosus Vent.);
India: Temperate region of Himalaya and Peninsular India. Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Iran; Greece; Russia to Europe as per Srivastava SK (2010) Revision of genus Ranunculus L.(Ranunculaceae) in India. Taiwania 55(3): 273-314. [Full text with line diagrams];
Romania, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Baleares, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta,
Sicily, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Serbia
& Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete,
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, European Russia, Northern Caucasus,
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia [Caucasus], Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Turkey (N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, S-Anatolia,
SSW-Anatolia, SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), Cyprus (C-Mountains,
E-Cyprus, N-Cyprus, S-Cyprus, W-Cyprus), East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, Egypt
(NW-coastal Egypt), European Turkey, Iran (EC-Iran, N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan,
S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia, W-Iraq: Desert),
Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, N-Israel), Jordania (W-Jordania), Lebanon
(Antilebanon, C-Lebanon, coastal W-Lebanon), Oman (Mascat & Oman), Saudi
Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, NE-Saudi Arabia, Asir), Syria (coastal W-Syria, C-Syrian
Desert, W-Syrian Mountains), United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan (Kunar /
Nuristan, Laghman, Nangarhar, Paktia / Khost, Takhar), Azores (Santa Maria Isl.,
Sao Miguel Isl., Terceira, Graciosa, Faial), Madeira (Madeira Isl.), Canary Isl.
(Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, Hierro, La Palma Isl.), Hawaii (I) (Hawaii
Isl. (I) (Hawai`i Volcanoes NP (I), South Kona District) (I)), Pakistan
(Baluchistan, N.W. Frontier Prov., Chitral, Swat, Hazara, Pakistani Punjab),
Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit, Azad Kashmir), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir,
etc.), India (Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu), Nepal,
USA (I) (Alabama (I),
Arkansas (I), California (I), Florida (I), Georgia (I), Louisiana (I),
Mississippi (I), Oregon (I), South Carolina (I), Texas (I), Washington State
(I)), Japan (I), Australia (I) (Western Australia (I), South Australia (I),
Queensland (I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I), Tasmania (I)), Peru (I),
Chile (I), Ecuador (I), South Africa (I) (W-Cape Prov. (I)), Norfolk Isl. (I),
China (I) (Anhui (I), Jiangsu (I), Shanghai (I), Zhejiang (I)), Korea (I), Juan
Fdz. Isl. (I), Argentina (I), Uruguay (I), Paraguay (I)), Mauritius (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Rough-fruit-buttercup;  

Ranunculaceae Week: Ranunculus muricatus from Delhi and Kashmir: Ranunculus muricatus L., Sp. pl. 1:555. 1753   
Diffusely branched annual herb with irregularly cut trifid leaves and few achenes with flattened sides that may be tubercled or smooth. Latter specimens were described as R. emuricata, but have been relegated to the synonymy of variable taxon R. muricatus
Common names: Rough-fruit buttercup
Photographed from Delhi and Kashmir, usually found in wet situations. 
 



 
Ranunculus muricatus from Delhi: Ranunculus muricatus L. from Delhi,
growing in Botanical Garden of Khalsa College Delhi, photographed in February, 2010.  


 

Ranunculus muricatus L., Sp. pl. 1:555. 1753

Diffusely branched annual herb with irregularly cut trifid leaves and few achenes with flattened sides that may be tubercled or smooth. Latter specimens were described as R. emuricata, but have been relegated to the synonymy of variable taxon R. muricatus.
Common names: Rough-fruit buttercup
Photographed from Delhi and Kashmir, usually found in wet situations.



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What is it?/ABMAR30 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

These tiny yellow flowers with beautiful leaves are growing on the ground next to clovers, grass and other ground spreads. I am not sure what I am looking at. Buttercups? Please advise.

Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m
27 March 2015


Buttercup, Yews. i.e. Ranunculus sp.


Thank you … Could it be the Ranunculus diffusus?


Altitude? To me it appears to be Ranunculus muricatus. Please show close up of fruit.


I agree with … for the identification of the plant as Ranunculus muricatus


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I found a plant a couple of days back and photographed the fruit as you advised. Please advise.

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…, nice follow up. Fits the bill and its name… muricatus

the young fruits are indeed spiny

would love to know what does … thinks


Yes it is Ranunculus muricatus.


I see it now … Muricatus means spiny and hence Spiny-fruit Buttercup or Ranunculus muricatus.


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Last year I could not make better pictures of the fruit for this R. muricatus after … pointed me to the correct ID. Here are some photos showing the characteristic fruits and flowers.

Ranunculus muricatus
Above Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
1800-1850m approx.
28-29 April 2017
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Herb for ID SN16March 06 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

Herb found along the margin of water bodies from Jwalamukhi area of Himachal


Ranunculus sp. May be Ranunculus muricatus.


Thanks, …, for Id. Seems to match with images at Ranunculus muricatus


I would also say that this is R. muricatus. It has been flowering here since February (1.4.16) and I am compiling images to share here soon.


  

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Kalatope id al150311a: A small yellow wildflower which grew near my doorstep last year appeared again a few days back.. wondered what it was…??
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Habitat wild
Habit Herb
Altitude 2100 mt
Season February onwards till….?
 

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