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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

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-July.
Type: Type: ‘Habitat in Sibiria’.
Distribution: Distribution: C. Europe, Iran, Siberia, Caucasus, China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, W. Tibet and Baltistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found in the outer dry ranges of the Karakoram from 2000-4000 m. Similar to Geranium nepalense but more flaccid and branched; also differs in having retuse petals, upper leaves petioled, narrower segments and the less prominent seed reticulations.
Illustration: Geranium sibiricum L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Gilgit: B-8 Gudai-Chillam, 8500-9000', R.R. Stewart 18958 (RAW); Nagar Village, 7800', Polunin 6407 (E); Baltistan: B-9 Kiris-Parkutta, c. 8000', R.R. Stewart 20904 (RAW); Parkutta-Tolti, R.R. Stewart 20947 (RAW); B-8 Skardu, R.R. Stewart 20415 (RAW).


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Perennial or annual; upper parts retrorse pubescent. Stem 1(-3), diffuse, procumbent. Leaves palmati-5 (-7)-partite, 20-25 x 35-75 mm, pubescent; segments narrow rhomboid, pinnatifid-partite into lanceolate acute lobes. Petiole up to 6 cm long, dense patent pubescent at the base of lamina. Stipules and bracts similar to Geranium nepalense. Inflorescence diffuse amongst the upper leaves. Peduncle 1(-2) flowered. Sepals 4-5 mm long, elliptic-ovate, awn 1-2 mm long. Petals about the size of sepals, retuse.
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