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Published In: Edwards's Botanical Register 26: , pl. 67. 1840. (Edwards's Bot. Reg.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: Described from cultivated material raised from seed collected by Royle in the Himalayas.
Distribution: Distribution: N.W. Himalaya.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Not common in our area. Variable as regards the size of the plant and leaves. A specimen from Kashmir (Banihal Pass, c. 9000', Jammu-Kashmir rd., R.R. Stewart, RAW) is remarkable in the branched inflorescence which is also dense glandular.
Illustration: Geranium rubifolium Lindl. (Illustration)
Map Location: Swat: B-7 above Bishigram, flowers pink, R.R. Stewart & A. Rahman 25023 (RAW); Jabba, ± 9000', E. Nasir & M. A. Siddiqi 2318 (RAW); Hazara: Sarihut-Mt. Makra, flowers mauve, Y. & I. Nasir & E.J. Ecker 7487 (RAW); Kashmir: B-8 Korakbal, ± 8000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17956 (RAW); C-8 beyond Bantara Gali, Poonch, ± 8000', R. R. Stewart & E. Nasir 2410 (RAW).


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Perennial up to 90 cm or more tall. Stem striate, appressed pubescent-villous. Leaves palmatipartite, 30-100 x 45-140 (-153) mm, 5-angled; pubescent-pilose; segments ovate, acute-mucronate, irregularly serrate. Stipules 8-11 mm long, broad lanceolate-subulate, sometimes apex 2-fid. Petiole 4.5-13 cm long, appressed pubescent, densely so at the base of the lamina. Peduncle glandular hairy, (1-) 2-flowered. Flowers c. 2 cm broad. Bracts linear-lanceolate, 3-6 mm long, ciliate, pubescent, sepals 7-8 mm long, broad lanceolate to elliptic, pubescent-glandular hairy (especially on the nerves), 2.5-4 mm long. Petals pink, 1.2-1.3 (-1.7) cm long, obovate, pink; claw and filament base ciliate. Beak 18-20 (-25) mm long, pubescent-glandular. Mericarps pubescent. Seed c. 3.2 mm long, oblong, minutely pitted, brownish black.
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