Geranium graniticola Carolin APNI*
Description: Weakly decumbent perennial herb with flowering stems to 50 cm long, finely hairy with retrorsely spreading hairs; taproot thick.
Leaves on stems opposite, palmatisect with lamina reniform to ± circular in outline, to 3 cm long and to 4 cm wide, 5–7-lobed; lobes obovate and with 3–5 secondary lobes, pubescent; petiole to 20 cm long.
Flowers solitary; peduncle and pedicel together 2–4 mm long. Sepals c. 4 mm long. Petals c. 5 mm long, white. Anthers yellow with purple dehiscence lines.
Fruit 12–14 mm long; mericarps hairy; seeds black, with elongate reticulations.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, often in disturbed sites; chiefly at higher altitudes from Oberon to Kanangra Boyd N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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