This name is a synonym of Ranunculus japonicus Thunb..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 27104984) with original publication details: Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 11(148): 50 1902.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:713030-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-27104984.