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Geranium obtusisepalum Carolin
Family Geraniaceae
Geranium obtusisepalum Carolin APNI*

Description: Ascending to decumbent perennial herb with flowering stems to 50 cm high; stems softly hairy; taproot turnip-like.

Leaves on stems opposite, palmatisect with lamina ± circular to reniform in outline, 1–2 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, 5–7-lobed; lobes obovate and mostly divided into 3 obtuse secondary lobes towards the apex, hirsute; petiole to 6 cm long.

Flowers solitary; peduncle with pedicel together 2–4 cm long, bent in the middle and upper half swollen in fruit. Sepals 5–7 mm long. Petals c. 6 mm long, pink but paler towards base. Anthers white to yellow.

Fruit 13–17 mm long; mericarps coarsely hairy; seeds dark brown, with small obscure pits.


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Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and grassland at higher altitudes from the A.C.T. to the Kosciusko area.
NSW subdivisions: ST
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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