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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 683. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-April.
Type: Type: Described from Europe, Hb. Linn. 858/83 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: W. & C. Europe, Siberia, Turkey, Iran, W. & E. Mediterranean area, Africa, Afghanistan. temperate and tropical Himalaya.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Fairly common in the plains in spring as undergrowth in shade. Ascending to 3000 m. Specimens from Kashmir (Titwal and Surkhala are different in the petals not exceeding the sepals. I have also observed intermediate forms from Bagh (A. Kashmir) and Kulu (in India) where the petals are equal to sepals. Plants parts used as a diurectic and as an astringent.
Illustration: Geranium rotundifolium L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Chitral: B-6 Drosh Gol, flower pale, Y. Nasir 5147 (RAW); Drosh, 4500, Stainton 2252 (BM); B-7 Swat: Barikot, Khwaja Khela, 3500', S.I. Ali 25959 (RAW); Barikot, field weed, R.R. Stewart 27483 p.p. (RAW); Madyan-Kulali, Rechinger 30703 (W) and Kalam-Kulali, 30865 (W); Ambella, Hassanudin 7550 p.p. (RAW); Mingora, stones near river, J. Lamond 1747 (E, RAW); B, C-6 Peshawar Dist.: Peshawar Cant.: B. R. Khosla s.n. (RAW); Afghan border, Khyber Pass, R.J. Rodin 5266 (RAW); Ziarat Kaka, Shariq 7209 (PPFI-M); Khyber Agency, Besa Wali, Bara, M.A. Qureshi 4 (PPFI-B); Cherat hill, S.A. Khan s.n. (PPFI-B); Cherat barrier, M.A. Qureshi & S.A. Khan 78 (PPFI-B); Warsak, M.A. Qureshi & S.A. Khan 77 (PPFI-B); Ghundi hill, Warsak, S. Ahmed s.n. (PPFI-B); Dara Adam Khel, S. Ahmed s.n. (PPFI-B); Peshawar Vy., Mohmand Agency, Yousaf Khel, 16.3.1968, S. A. Khan s.n. (PPFI-B); Simli Village, A.R. Beg s.n. (PPFI-B); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Sohan, R.R. & ID. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Ayub Park, Y. Nasir 4575 (RAW); id., E. Nasir 2893 (RAW); Margalla, 28.3.1952, R.R. Stewart s.n. (BM); Attock Dist.: Hasanabdal, 13.4.1930, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Chakwal: Choa Saidan Shah, N. Das 6321 (E); Kashmir: Titwal, c. 3500', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17421 (RAW); Titwal-Surkhala, 4000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17449 (RAW); C-7 Bagh, 3-4000', 17.4.1962, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir s.n. (RAW); Kotli Forest Nursery, c. 2000', Y. Nasir & Zaffar Ali 5434 (RAW); Baluchistan: D-4 Quetta Vy., c. 5000', Zaffar Ali 4755 (RAW); Lahore Dist.: D-8 Changa Manga forest, Shariq 6907 (PPFI-M).


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A low growing diffuse annual. Stems glandular hairy, slender, often reddish. Leaves reniform, 10-40 mm broad, with 5-7 segments; lobes crenate. Stipules 1.5-3.5 mm long, wedge shaped, acuminate, often reddish brown. Flowers 6-7 (-8) mm broad. Peduncles glandular, deflexed in fruit. Sepals 3.5-4.5 mm long, ovate-oblong-lanceolate, hairy. Petals (2.5-) 5-7 mm long, obovate, sometimes retuse, lilac. Filaments 2.5 mm long, gradually dilated towards the base; dilated part ciliate. Beak 8-10 mm long, hairy, mericarps hairy. Seed c. 1.5 mm broad, subglobose, prominently reticulate.
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