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Ranunculus meristus B.G.Briggs & Makinson
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus meristus B.G.Briggs & Makinson APNI*

Synonyms: Ranunculus sp. A APNI*
Ranunculus sp. A sensu Harden (1990) APNI*

Description: Perennial, glabrous or sparsely pilose.

Flowering stems mostly 15–50 cm high.

Leaves with lamina divided into numerous linear or narrow-oblong segments, mostly 0.5–2 mm wide; petiole 5–20 cm long. Sepals pilose. Petals 7–11, usually 7.5–12.5 mm long, 2.5–5.5 mm wide; nectary lobe attached laterally for most of its length to form a pocket.

Achenes 30–85, mostly 1.0–1.6 mm long (excluding beak), the margin not thickened.

Flowering: mostly spring or summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on mud or black soil, mostly in intermittently wet sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990) as sp. A; Briggs, B.G. & Makinson, R.O. (2002), Ranunculus meristus (Ranunculaceae), a new stoloniferous species from eastern Australia. Telopea 9(4): 809-812

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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