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Family: Geraniaceae
Geranium dissectum

Citation: L., Cent. l. Pl. 21 (1755).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Cutleaf cranes bill.

Decumbent or ascending annual herbs with thin branched tap roots and stems to 50 cm long, covered with scattered reflexed hairs; leaves opposite, orbicular to reniform in outline, to 3 cm long and c. 4 cm wide, deeply palmately divided into linear lobes the lobes themselves divided into linear acute secondary lobes or long teeth, with scattered appressed hairs on both surfaces; petioles to 8 cm long.

Flowers paired; peduncles to 2 cm long; pedicels to 1.5 cm long; petals deep-pink, oblanceolate, somewhat longer than the sepals, emarginate and ciliate towards the base; stamen filaments lanceolate--acuminate, to 3 mm long, ciliate; anthers with a blue dehiscence line; pollen bluish.

Seeds pale-brown, more or less globular, very distinctly broad-pitted, the depressions not elongated.

image of FSA2_Geranium_dis.jpg Geranium dissectum leaf
Image source: fig 389a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Ross-Craig (1952) Drawings Brit. Pl. 6:t. 37.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: SL.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.   a native of Europe but introduced into temperate areas throughout the world.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Aug. — Dec.

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Biology: No text

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