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3. Geranium ocellatum Camb. in Jacq. Voy. Ind. 4, Bot. 33. 1844. Edgew. & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:433.1874; Collett, l.c.; Blatter, l.c.; Schönbeck-Temesy, l.c. 35.


  • Geranium bicolor Royle
  • Geranium choorense Royle
  • Geranium ocellatum var. himalaicum Knuth

    A diffuse slender annual, pubescent or hairy-glandular. Leaves suborbicular or reniform, minutely pubescent, 8-50 mm broad, lobulate, palmatifid or partite; lobes obtuse or acute; upper cauline leaves sometimes ternate and smaller. Stipules lanceolate or subulate, hairy. Flowers 12-15 mm broad. Bracts c. 2.5 mm long, linear-lanceolate. Sepals 44.5 mm long, apiculate, glandular-hairy, ciliate. Petals obovate, c. twice as long as the sepals, pink with a dark base, ciliate. Filaments glabrous. Beak (7-) 9-14 mm long; mericarps transversely rugose. Seed c. 1.5-2 mm, long, minutely reticulate, acute at one end.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: “Pentapatomia”, near Sera, Jacquemont 203 (P, lectotype).

    Distribution: Highlands of E. Africa, Afghanistan, temperate and subtropical Himalaya, Yunnan (China).

    A straggling species, variable in size, found from 1000-2400 m -in Swat, Hazara and Kashmir. Plant parts are astringent.


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