Ranunculus brotherusii Freyn (syn: Ranunculus brotherusii var. dasycarpus (Maxim.) Hand.Mazz. (ambiguous synonym); Ranunculus brotherusii subsp. latisectus H.Riedl; Ranunculus irenchabirgae Regel ex Ovczinn.);
China (Gansu, SW-Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shanxi, NW-Sichuan, C-Xinjiang), S-Tibet, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Jammu & Kashmir (Zanskar, Kashmir, Ladakh, Rupshu), Pakistani Kashmir (Nubra, Baltistan), India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh), Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Cutleaf Buttercup

Similar to R.adoxifolius but stems sometimes up to 25cm; basal leaves 1.5-3cm long and broad, leaflets deeply cut into linear-lanceolate 1-1.5 (-20mm broad, sparsely hirsute beneath, glabrous above; petioles 2-6cm; petals 4-6mm long and broad; achenes glabrous or pubescent.

Fl. April-August
Damp clearings in Spruce, Hemlock and Fir forests, in alpine meadows and scrub.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1984 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

Ranunculus brotherusii from Lahaul valley : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Ranunculus brotherusii from Lahaul valley, Himachal Pradesh.
Captured in June 2014.


Ranunculus brotherusii ?- Hunder, in Nubra, Ladakh: 15 images- 13 high res.
In the wild area of a hotel, in Hunder, in Nubra, Ladakh, on 16.6.22.
Pl. confirm or otherwise.

Yes ! ID looks correct though images are mostly out of focus !



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