Common name: Large River Buttercup
Ranunculus papulentus Melville APNI*
Description: Small or robust perennial herb.
Flowering stems 3–30 cm high.
Leaves with lamina 2–4 cm long, the 3 primary segments each with 3–5 lobes or teeth or rarely entire; petiole mostly 4–25 cm long. Petals 7–12 mm long, 2–4 mm wide. Nectary lobes elliptic or semicircular.
Achenes mostly 12–36, 1.7–3.6 mm long, the lateral faces irregularly wrinkled or pitted, or rarely smooth, when mature often pale and thickened along the dorsal ridge.
Flowering: spring to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sites, on mud or in pools.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, SWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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