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11. Ranunculus afghanicus Aitch. & Hemsl. in J. Linn. Soc. 19:148. 1882. Boiss., Fl. Or. Suppl. 8. 1888, Ovez. in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:493. 1937, Tamura in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 129. 1960, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 269. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri, l.c. 160.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Perennial with thin fibrous and thick fleshy cylindrical roots. Stems usually solitary, 10-25 cm high, appressed or spreading vinous, simple or branched in the upper part. Radical leaves with petioles 3-5 cm long, blade kidney-shaped, 15-20 x 20-30 mm, trifid to or beyond the middle, segments obovate-cuneate, toothed or crenate at the apex, lateral ones crenate-lobate to bifid, lobes rarely bifid or entire. Flowers yellow, 15-20 mm in diameter. Sepals ± 7 mm, ovate to ovate-oblong, with hyaline margins, slightly cup shaped, obtuse to subacute, densely bearded, patent. Petals 5, obovate-orbicular with big obovate-orbicular basal scale. Achenes strongly compressed, with a few hairs, inserted on a glabrous cylindrical receptacle, style short, uncinate.

Fl. Per.: April-May.

Type: Kurram: Karchatal, Aitch. 598 (K).

Baluchistan: D-4 Ziarat-Quetta, Sultanul Abedin 4765 (KUH), Quetta-Ziarat, 2500 m, steep slopes, J. Lamond 1180 (KUH).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan & Kurram), Afghanistan.

Generally found in rocky places.


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