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7. Geranium sibiricum L., Sp. Pl. 683. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:879.1867; Edgew. & Hook. f., l.c. 431; Knuth, l.c. 195; Blatter, l.c. 67; Bobroy, l.c. 58; Webb & Ferguson in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 2:198.1968; Schönbeck-Temesy, l.c. 24.


  • Geranium ruthenicum Uechtr.
  • Geranium sibiricum subsp. eusibiricum Gams.
  • Geranium sibiricum subsp. ruthenicum (Uechtr.) Gams.

    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.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: ‘Habitat in Sibiria’.

    Distribution: C. Europe, Iran, Siberia, Caucasus, China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, W. Tibet and Baltistan.

    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.


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