Ranunculus scapiger Hook. APNI*
Synonyms: Ranunculus scapiger var. foliosus Melville APNI*
Flowering stems simple or few-branched, mostly 10–50 cm high.
Leaves with lamina ovate, 0.7–6 cm long and often broader, ternately lobed or rarely ternate, the lobes with obtuse teeth; petiole 1–15 cm long. Flowers 8–16 mm diam. Petals 5, usually elliptic, 6–9 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, golden-yellow; the nectary with an ovate or oblong lobe.
Achenes 1.7–3 mm long, mostly smooth with a distinct marginal ridge.
Distribution and occurrence: In grassland, woodland and forest, mostly between 900 and 1500 m alt.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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