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 50056039) with original publication details: Boll. Soc. Bot. Ital. 66 1915.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:713191-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50056039, and has not been changed.