This name is a synonym of Ranunculus similis Hemsl..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 27105074) with original publication details: Fl. Tangut. 15, pl. 22, f. 7–13 1889.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:712980-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-27105074, and has not been changed.