Geranium dissectum L.
  • Cent. Pl. I

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General Information

"Spreading to erect annual to 6 dm, retrorsely to spreading-hirsute; lvs round-cordate, 2–6 cm wide, the 5–7 divisions from rather shallowly lobed (on the lower lvs) to incised- dissected into linear segments; pedicels commonly 2, subequal to the fruiting cal and peduncle; sep 4–5 mm, shortly awned, about equaling the retuse pet, elongating to 6–8 mm in fr; carpel-bodies with short, spreading, often glandular hairs ca 0.5 mm; seeds strongly reticulate-pitted; 2n=22. Native of Europe, intr. in our range from Mass. to Mich., s. to Ga. and Tex. Apr.–Aug."

  • Provided by: [D].New York Botanical Garden
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Diagnostic Description

    Easily recognized by its deeply dissected leaves and smooth hairy carpels.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 


    Annual herb, stems up to ±60 cm long, erect or ascending, thinly pilose with retrorse eglandular hairs. Stipules ovate, acuminate. Radical leaves tufted, petioles up to ±150 mm long, pilose as the stems; blade up to ±50 mm in diam., deeply 5-7-lobed, each lobe cuneate in outline, deeply dissected, glabrous or sparsely hairy above, more densely so below particularly on the veins; cauline leaves similar but petioles rapidly shorter. Peduncles opposite the leaves and shorter than they, usually 2-flowered, pilose with spreading or somewhat retrorse hairs. Pedicels pilose with spreading hairs, some gland-tipped. Sepals ±4 x 2 mm, glandular-pilose. Petals ±5 x 2 mm, obovate, notched, purplish-pink. Rostrum glandular-pilose. Carpels smooth, hairy.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 


    A native of Europe, long established on the Cape Pensinula, and recorded as far east as Port Elizabeth.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina
    • Rio de Janeiro


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Burtt, BL; Hilliard, OM. 1985. A revision of Geranium in Africa south of the Limpopo. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 42(2): 171 - 225.
    • 3 Cent. Pl. I

     Information From

    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
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    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
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