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Erodium tibetanum Edgew. & Hook.f.


Images by Prashant Awale (Id by Tabish) & Ushaprabha Page (Id by Chris Chadwell) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)

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As per efi thread : Erodium cicutarium is easily separated from E. moschatum by its smaller leaves with deeply divided leaflets with narrow linear segments.
As per efi thread : Genus Geranium and Erodium are easily recognised by former having palmately lobed leaves and latter pinnate compound or pinnately lobed leaves.


 
Providing the keys to species of Erodium occurring in India, as given by Malhotra (1997) in Flora of India vol-4 published by BSI. Hope it will help in determining ID.
A. Beak of mericarps plumose on ventral face with long soft cilia………………………………E.oxyrrhynchum
A’. Beak of mericarps ventrally clothed with rigid setae that disappear towards tip

B. Leaves velvety beneath clothed with rigid setae that disappear towards tip.. E.tibetanum

B’. Leaves not velvety beneath, shortly pubescent, sepals awned or mucronate, mericarps pitted below beak

                C. Sepals awned, filaments toothed on one side ……………………………E.stephanianum

                C’. Sepals mucronate, filaments glabrous, not toothed 

                                D. Apical pits of mericarp glandular ………………………………..E.moschatum

                                D’. Apical pits of mericarps eglandular …………………………….E.cicutarium

The species known from Uttarakhand are E.cicutarium and E.stephanianum. 


 

 
 

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