Geranium nepalense Sweet

  • Family : GERANIACEAE
    (Geranium Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RATANJOT FAMILY (रतनजोत फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : GERANIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Geranium radicans DC.; Geranium affine Wight & Arn.; Geranium arnottianum Steud.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Geranium nepalense Sweet
  • Common name : Nepal Geranium, Nepalese Crane's-bill
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Key identification features : Perennial, several stemmed, hairy, decumbent herbs with branches rooting at nodes; Leaves opposite, angled, lobed, spreading, pubescent; Petiole long, villous, covered with white hairs; Flowers solitary or binate purple-pinkish; Calyx persistent; Corolla red-purplish; Fruit a ellipsoid, subglobose, lobed capsule which dehisces ventrally ; seed ellipsoid, long, smooth, shiny and black.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-September
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : Asia
  • World Distribution : Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. nepalense. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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