Common name: Granite Buttercup
Ranunculus graniticola Melville APNI*
Description: Perennial, pilose with appressed or spreading hairs.
Leaves with lamina ovate to elliptic, 1–4 cm long, simple and toothed or once or twice ternately dissected or lobed; petiole mostly 3–20 cm long.
Flowers mostly 15–25 mm diam. Petals 5, rarely to 8, 6–20 mm long, 5–14 mm wide.
Achenes 2–3.5 mm long, the sides smooth; beak stout or slender, 0.7–1 mm long, arching or strongly recurved with a recoiled tip. Carpels sometimes blackish, giving a dark centre to the flower.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subalpine and montane grassland and woodland; from Mt Franklin southwards.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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