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Geranium homeanum Turcz. APNI*
Description: Decumbent annual or perennial herb with flowering stems to 70 cm long, coarsely hairy; taproot fleshy, often much-branched.
Leaves on stems opposite, palmatisect with lamina ± circular to reniform in outline, 2–4 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, 3–5-lobed; lobes oblong to obovate, divided to more than halfway to midrib into 3 secondary lobes or teeth towards apex, both surfaces with coarse appressed hairs; petiole to 5 cm long.
Flowers usually paired; peduncle 1.8–2.4 cm long; pedicels 1.5–2.2 cm long. Sepals 4–5 mm long. Petals 2–4 mm long, pink to ± white. Anthers white with purple dehiscence lines.
Fruit 11–14 mm long; mericarps coarsely hairy; seeds dark brown, with elongated pits.
Flowering: chiefly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in sclerophyll forest and on the margin of rainforest, usually in damper sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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