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Small-flowered crane’s bill;
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Spreading annual herb; leaves opposite, suborbicular to reniform, 15-25 mm across, 5-7 lobed, lobes widely diverging, 3-fid at tip; stipules lanceolate, 2 mm long; flowers pale purple, 4 mm across, on 2-flowered up to 3.5 cm long peduncle; sepals 2-3 mm long, shortly mucronate; petals 2.5-3.5 mm long; fertile stamens single whorl, filaments hairy, outer without anthers; mericarps not wrinkled, appressed pubescent, beak 7-9 mm long.   
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Geranium molle: petals deeply notched, 3-8 mm long, longer than sepals; leaf lobes closer together; carpels wrinkled; filaments glabrous in upper part
Geranium pusillum: petals shallowly notched, 2.5-3.5 mm long, scarcely exceeding sepals; leaf lobes diverging from base; carpels smooth; filaments hairy in upper part 
Another closely similar species G. rotundifolium has petals rounded at tip, not notched.
A small-flowered species with flowers 5-7 mm across, similar in appearance to G. molle but petals slightly exceeding sepals, not notched at tip and mericarps not wrinkled.
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Geranium pusillum from Kashmir: Thanks … for alerting me for my upload of G. pusillum which finally turned out be Geranium molle
Geranium pusillum is much more common species in Kashmir, but having clicked similar species in June in 2010 (which grows in Kashmir, but never seen by me before), confused me.
Having visited Kashmir in May this year I was able to click G. pusillum this year. I am uploading the same. The two closely related species can be separated as under:
Geranium molle: petals deeply notched, 3-8 mm long, longer than sepals; leaf lobes closer together; carpels wrinkled; filaments glabrous in upper part
Geranium pusillum: petals shallowly notched, 2.5-3.5 mm long, scarcely exceeding sepals; leaf lobes diverging from base; carpels smooth; filaments hairy in upper part
Another closely similar species G. rotundifolium has petals rounded at tip, not notched.
Geranium pusillum L., Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 2: 1144. 1759.
Common name: small-flower crane’s-bill
Spreading annual herb; leaves opposite, suborbicular to reniform, 15-25 mm across, 5-7 lobed, lobes widely diverging, 3-fid at tip; stipules lanceolate, 2 mm long; flowers pale purple, 4 mm across, on 2-flowered up to 3.5 cm long peduncle; sepals 2-3 mm long, shortly mucronate; petals 2.5-3.5 mm long; fertile stamens single whorl, filaments hairy, outer without anthers; mericarps not wrinkled, appressed pubescent, beak 7-9 mm long.  

Photographed from Balgarden, Srinagar, Kashmir in May 2012



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Geranium species from Paddar valley J&K 07: Request for Identification

Kindly identify this Geranium species
Location: Paddar valley J&K
Date: 19th May 2012
Altitude: 2000 meters asl

Habit/Habitat: Wild herb


Geranium pusillum I hope

Geranium pusillum L.

A small-flowered species with flowers 5-7 mm across, similar in appearance to G. molle but petals slightly exceeding sepals, not notched at tip and mericarps not wrinkled.

Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir



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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: Geraniaceae- Geranium pusillum from Kashmir-GS-32: 8 images. 2 posts by 2 authors.

Geranium pusillum L.

A small-flowered species with flowers 5-7 mm across, similar in appearance to G. molle bur petals slightly exceeding sepals, not notched at tip and mericarps not wrinkled.

Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir


Seems to be small flowered …You have already mentioned it.


 


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