Ranunculus acrophilus B.G.Briggs APNI*
Synonyms: Ranunculus muelleri var. brevicaulis B.G.Briggs APNI*
Description: Perennial. Flowering stems unbranched, usually shorter than the leaves, 2–4 cm long; stems and petioles covered with short appressed hairs, upper surface of lamina with rigid spreading hairs, 3–4 mm long; petiole 0.5–2.5 cm long.
Leaves elliptic to obovate, 0.8–3 cm long, mostly with 2 rather long teeth, sometimes entire, apex acute.
Flowers 15–35 mm diam. Petals 5, obovate with cuneate base, 7–22 mm long, 5–9 mm wide.
Achene 2–3 mm long with smooth sides, tapering gradually into a stout beak 1.2–1.1 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Etheridge Ra. to Mt. Twynam, Kosciuszko plateau.
In open feldmark communities on windswept alpine summits.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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