Geranium vagans Baker
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Geranium vagans Baker. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000701538. Accessed on: 05 Jun 2020'

Morphology

Seeds2.3–2.7 mm. long, 1.7–2 mm. wide, glabrous; testa covered with a shallowly reticulate pattern, dark brown.

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    Ovary glandular or pilose; stigmas 2–4 mm. long, purple or red.

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    Mericarps smooth, pilose; mature rostrum 15–20 mm. long, 1.0–1.5 mm. wide, glandular or pubescent.

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    Perennial semi-procumbent, creeping and climbing herb 3–10 dm. long; stems herbaceous, longitudinally grooved, pilose on the older parts but usually densely glandular on the younger parts; internodes 1–14 cm. long, 1.5–3 mm. thick, frequently pinkish-red or dull purple.

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    Leaves alternate on the lower portion of the stem, opposite towards the apex, sometimes only in basal rosettes, star-like in outline; lamina 5-lobed, divided up to about nine-tenths of the radius; lobes 1–2 mm. wide at the base, ovate in outline, deeply divided into linear or oblong-lanceolate segments, stiffly pilose above as well as on the veins beneath and along the margins, otherwise glabrous on the undersurface; petiole 0.5–21 cm. long, terete or longitudinally grooved, pilose or glandular; stipules divided nearly to the base into lanceolate segments, 3–15 mm. long, pilose or glandular, usually pilose and reddish on the abaxial surface.

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    Petals broadly spathulate, 10–12 mm. long, 5–7 mm. wide, obtuse, pink or mauve, rarely white, clearly nerved.

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    Stamens: filaments narrowly lanceolate, 4.5–6 mm. long, cream, hispid along the edges towards the base; anthers 1.1–1.7 mm. long, 0.6–0.8 mm. wide, brown.

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    Inflorescence 2-flowered; peduncle (l–)3–25 cm. long, pilose or glandular, rarely glabrous; pedicels 1–8 cm. long; bracts narrowly lanceolate, 3–15 mm. long, pubescent.

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    Sepals elliptic-lanceolate, 6–8 mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, cuspidate, 3-nerved, pubescent, pilose or glandular on the outer surface, glabrous on the inner surface, red and greenish in colour.

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    Cocci smooth, pilose; mature rostrum 15–20 × 1–1·5 mm., glandular or pubescent; stigmas 2–4 mm. long.

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    Seeds glabrous, the testa covered with a shallow reticulate network.

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    Ovary glandular or pilose; stigmas 5.

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    Perennial herb, semi-procumbent, creeping and climbing; rootstock woody; stems longitudinally furrowed, pilose on the older parts but usually densely glandular on the younger parts.

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    Leaf-lamina 5-lobed, divided nearly to the base; lobes 1–2 mm. across at base, ovate in outline, deeply divided into linear to oblong-lanceolate segments, stiffly pilose above and stiffly pilose on the veins and margin below, otherwise glabrous on the under surface; petiole 5–35 mm. long, longitudinally furrowed, pilose or glandular; stipules 3–15 mm. long, lacerated nearly to the base into lanceolate segments, pilose or glandular.

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    Inflorescence 2-flowered; peduncle 1–25 cm. long, pilose or glandular, rarely glabrous; pedicels 1–8 cm. long, pilose or glandular; bracts 3–8 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, pubescent.

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    Sepals 6–8 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad, elliptic-lanceolate, cuspidate, 3-nerved, pubescent, coarsely pilose or glandular.

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    Petals about 10–12 × 5–7 mm., pink or mauve, rarely white, nerved.

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    Stamens 10, filaments about 6 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate.

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    World Flora Online consortium
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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