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23. Ranunculus palmatifidus H. Riedl in Kew Bull. 34:362. 1979. Qureshi & Chaudhri, l.c. 195. (Fig. 29, A).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Ranunculus palmatifidus

Perennial, 30-50 cm high, with fibrous roots. Stems 1-2, branched in the upper part, very loosely villous, sometimes a little flaccid. Basal leaves with a long petiole, blade subreniform, 5-10 cm wide, loosely hairy on both sides, tripartite to the base with a lanceolate central and deeply bifid lateral segments, interior lobe of lateral segments bifid or deeply bidentate again, stem leaves subsessile or sessile, sometimes divided only to a lesser degree. Flowers yellow, 20-22 mm in diameter. Peduncle densely strigulose in its upper part. Sepals patent, ovate to elliptic, densely villous, 5-6 x 2-4 mm. Petals obovate-cuneate, with undulate margin, nearly as wide as long. Receptacle glabrous. Achenes arranged in an ovoid to oblong head, inflated, ± 2 mm in diameter, glabrous, style 0.7-0.8 mm long, slightly curved, rarely almost hooked.

Fl. Per.: June-July.

Type: Kashmir, Sonamarg, 2740 m, 3 July 1919, H. Rich (K!).

Gilgit: A-7 Naltar, 10,000', R.R. Stewart 265599 (RAW).


This species is quite distinct in its ternate leaves. The lateral segments are further 2-partite.


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