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  Ranunculus reniformis
 
  Family: RANUNCULACEAE
  Citation:  Ranunculus reniformis Wall.ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 3. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 16. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 5(4). 1915; M. A. Rau in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 126. 1993; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 38. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 65. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 10. 1999. Ranunculus peninsularis Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 1: 91. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 1. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 34. 1997; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 116. 2005.
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  Description: Annual or perennial herbs, pubescent. Leaves radical and cauline, base sheathing, lamina 6-7 x 5-6 cm, ovate, cordate at base, pubescent margins broadly crenate; petiole up to 6 cm. Flowers solitary or panicled, pedicels to 10 cm; sepals 5, imbricate, 8 x 5 mm, obovate, hairy outside; petals 10, in two rows, 8 x 6 mm, obovate, yellow, with a nectary at base; stamens numerous, lower up to 5 mm; carpels numerous, style curved, 1 mm. Achenes in heads, 2 mm long, beaked.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1600-2400
  Localities: Eravikulam, Pothumala, Sispara, Old Devicolam, Kunda hills
   
 
   
 
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