Geranium antrorsum Carolin APNI*
Synonyms: Geranium sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with flowering stems short, sometimes reduced to a flower stalk; taproot fleshy, much-branched.
Basal leaves crowded, palmatifid or palmatisect with lamina ± circular to cuneate in outline, 1–4 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, 5–7-lobed; lobes obovate and further divided into 3 secondary lobes towards the apex, coarsely appressed-hairy; petiole 3–16 cm long.
Flowers solitary; peduncle and pedicel together 1–4 cm long. Sepals 5–10 mm long. Petals 6–12 mm long, mauvish pink. Anthers yellow with purple dehiscence lines.
Fruit 13–18 mm long; mericarps with spreading hairs; seeds greenish black, obscurely reticulate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in alpine herbfield, tussock grassland and alpine woodland; at higher altitudes, south from the A.C.T.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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