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Wallich Buttercup   
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Wallich Buttercup
ative Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Wallich Buttercup
Botanical name: Ranunculus wallichianus    Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Synonyms: Ranunculus pinnatus

Wallich Buttercup is a prostrate perennial herb, rooting at nodes. Leaves are pinnately 3-5-dissected. Leaflets are 6 x 3 cm, obovate, 3-5-lobed, sawtoothed, velvet-hairy, leaf-stalk 5-18 cm long, sheathing at base. Flowers are 1 cm across, solitary, leaf-opposed, flower-stalks 2 cm long, sepals 5, free, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, hairy, petals 5, yellow, 5 x 3 mm, obovate, blunt. Stamens are many, filaments 4 mm long, hairless; carpels many; style hairless. Achenes are 4 mm long, ellipsoid, shortly tubercled, beak short. Wallich Buttercup is endemic to Western Ghats. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

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