Ranunculus hirtellus Royle

 
  • Family : RANUNCULACEAE
    (Buttercup Or Crowfoot Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NEELAMABARI FAMILY (नीलाम्बरी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Ranunculaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ranunculus attenuatus Royle; Ranunculus glabellus Royle; Ranunculus glabratus Hook.f. & Thomson; Ranunculus jilongensis L.Liu; Ranunculus nepalinus Jacquem. ex Aitch.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Ranunculus hirtellus Royle
  • Common name : Softly Hairy Buttercup
  • Vernacular name :
    • Piryali, Simariya (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cold Desert. Along river sides, water streams, open grasslands and alpine meadows
  • Key identification features : Base leaves are rounded and deeply cut into broad lobes. The stem leaves, on the other hand, are divided into 3-5 lanceshaped lobes. Flowers are bright yellow. Erect or decumbent, pubescent herbs. Radical leaves reniform, lateral segments deeply 2-lobed; cauline palmately 3-partite. Flowers yellow. Achenes minutely pubescent.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-August
  • Distribution :
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kinnaur district
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Tawang district
    • Ladakh : Leh district
  • Native : Afghanistan, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • P.K. Hajra, D.M. Verma and G.S. Giri. Flora of India, Sereies 2 : Materials For The Flora Of Arunachal Pradesh. Vol. 1. pp. 59.
    • Photographs of K.Sankara Rao
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ranunculus hirtellus. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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