This name is a synonym of Ranunculus diffusus var. mollis (D.Don) S.K.Srivast..
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 7: 231, 391 1912.
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