Ranunculus wallichianus Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 4 1834. (syn: Ranunculus pinnatus Wight (ambiguous synonym))

S-India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;

Common name: Wallich Buttercup

Prostrate perennial herbs, rooting at nodes. Leaves pinnately 3-5-dissected; leaflets 6 x 3 cm, obovate, 3-5-lobed, serrate, pubescent; petiole 5-18 cm long, sheathing at base. Flowers 10 mm across, solitary, leaf-opposed; pedicels 2 cm long ; sepals 5, free, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, hirsute; petals 5, yellow, 5 x 3 mm, obovate, obtuse; stamens many, filaments 4 mm long, glabrous; carpels many; style glabrous. Achenes 4 mm long, ellipsoid, shortly tubercled, beak short.

Flowering and fruiting: June-October
Evergreen forests
Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)



Fwd: Your Ranunculus wallichianus images : 2 posts by 1 author. 2 images- 4 mb each.

Please find attached, images of Ranunculus wallichianus Wight & Arn. observed on the forest floor of shola forests in Avalanche Reserve Forest, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Oct 2014


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