5. Erodium stephanianum Willd., Sp. Pl. 3:625. 1800. Edgew. & Hook. f., l.c. 434; Knuth, l.c. 272; Vvedensky, l.c. 66; Schönbeck-Temesy, l.c. 49.
YASIN J. NASIR
Annual 45 cm or more tall, retrose-pubescent hairy. Leaves pinnatisect into 1-2 segment pairs; segments pinnatifid-partite into linear acute lobes. Stipules 5-7 mm long, lanceolate, pubescent, long ciliate. Bracts similar but smaller, scarious. Peduncles 2-3 flowered, 4-6.5 cm long. Sepals lanceolate, oblong, ± 5.5 mm long, up to 7 mm in fruit, ciliate, 3-nerved, hairy on the nerves, margin broad membranous, awn 2.5-3 mm long. Petals pink, slightly exceeding sepals, base ciliate. Filaments 4-4.5 mm long, base dilated, 2-toothed and ciliate. Beak 2.4-3.4 cm long, appressed pubescent. Mericarps 6 mm long, white setose, pits 2, not prominent.
Fl. Per.: June-July.
Type: Habitat in Dauria and fluvium Tschikoi (B).
Distribution: C. Asia, E. & W. Siberia, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Baltistan, Waziris¬tan, Kashmir, Tibet, China and Japan.
A plant of dry areas from 2000-3000 m. The habit and foliage is that of Erodium ciconium but it differs in the eglandular parts, the narrower segments and toothed filaments.