Scientific Name:
Ranunculus cheesemanii Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 17 (1899)

Perennial; rosettes tufted along stout arching stolons. Basal lvs obovate, distinctly rounded to a truncate base, bluntly toothed at apex or sometimes shallowly 3-fid, glabrous above, glabrous or hairy beneath and on petiole, 1–3.5 × 1–3 cm; cauline lvs opposite or in lax whorls, similar to basal but smaller, sometimes entire. Pedicels very short at flowering, terete, hairy, elongating to 1.5–3 cm long at fruiting. Fls c. 10 mm diam. Sepals spreading, glabrous. Petals 5 or 0, yellow, narrowly obovate; nectary single, c. 1 mm from petal base, covered by a small triangular scale. Receptacle glabrous or sparsely hairy. Achenes 20–25, slightly flattened, glabrous, sometimes purple-blotched; body 2–2.5 mm long; beak straight, c. 0.3 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Garnock-Jones, P.J. 1990: Typification of Ranunculus names in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 28: 115–123.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.