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1. Geranium lucidum L., Sp. Pl. 682. 1753. Edgew. & Hook. f., l.c. 453; Knuth, l.c. 63; Collett, Fl. Siml. 70.1902; Blatter, Beautiful Flow. Kashm. 1:69. 1928; Bobrov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS 14:39.1949; Schönbeck-Temesy, l.c. 36; Zohary, l.c. 231; Ghafoor in Jafri & El-Gadi, Fl. Libya 63:43.1978.


  • Geranium laevigatum Royle

    Annual, glabrous to subglabrous. Stem ascending, often reddish. Leaves suborbicular to reniform, palmatipartite, 10-40 mm broad; lamina often sparse pilose. Segments usually 3-lobed, lobes obtuse, mucronate. Stipules 1.5-2.5 mm long, broad lanceolate, glabrous. Petiole and peduncles unilaterally pubescent. Sepals 5-7 mm long, ovate, acuminate, 3-nerved, glabrous, transversely rugose (the wrinkles prominent in dry state), awn c. 1 mm long. Petals longer than the sepals, spathulate, reddish pink, claw narrow. Filament base scarcely dilated, glabrous. Beak 7-8 mm long, glabrous. Mericarps longitudinally rugose-reticulate, along suture glandular-uncinate. Seed 2 mm long, oblong, reddish, glabrous, lower end with a black protuberance.

    Fl. Per: April-May.

    Type: Described from Europe, Herb. Linn. 858/72 (LINN).

    Distribution: N. Africa, Turkey, Iran, Siberia, C. Asia, Afghanistan and the temperate Himalaya.

    Fairly common in the Murree hills and Poonch area from 2000-3000 m.


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