Geranium lucidum L., Sp. Pl. 682 1753. (Syn: Geranium camaense C.C.Huang [Invalid]; Geranium columbinum Garsault [Invalid]; Geranium laevigatum Royle; Geranium raii Lindl.; Robertium lucidum Picard (unresolved));
 
Characterised by shinning 5-7 lobed leaves, angular calyx and pink flowers;  
 
A very distinctive among small-flowered species of the genus with shining leaves; glabrous annual herb with spreading to ascending often tinged red; leaves rounded to reniform, usually 5-lobed to about 1/3, segments often 3-lobed, obtuse; petiole shorter than peduncle; stipules lanceolate 2-2.5 mm long; flowers rose coloured, 8-12 mm across; pedicel 6-12 mm long; sepals ovate, acuminate, 5-7 mm long, glabrous, wrinkled transversely, pyramidal; petals obovate to spatulate, 7-9 mm long, with narrow glabrous claw; mericarps wrinkled-reticulate, keeled, beak 12-13 mm long.   
 

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geranium..? al120311a: This pretty flower is all over the hill right now..
Location Kalatop, Chamba
Habitat wild
habit herb
Altitude 2100mt
season now (March)
height 5-6 inches 

Oxalis corymbosa


Sorry not oxalis, after seeing the first photograph which was not visible earlier due to virus scanner problem


This happens with me when the connection is slower. Any way your plant is Geranium lucidum, characterised by shinning 5-7 lobed leaves, angular calyx and pink flowers.


Thank you Sir, Gratified for your help… I thought it was Geranium… but could not find which one.. since neither ‘Flowers of India’ or Flowers of the Himalayas had any reference…


This looks correct – cannot really be anything else. 

Stewart recorded it as common in the Murree Hills, Pakistan from 650-1800m in N.Pakistan and parts of Kashmir through to Kishtwar. Collet found it common on old walls at Shimla – where one would imagine, it still is. Recorded from West Nepal but not further east.
Known as the ‘Shining Cranesbill’ in the UK where it grows on shady rocks, walls and hedgebanks, a calciole.


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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: NS 17: GERANIACEAE: Gearnium lucidum from Chakrata : 3 posts by 3 authors. 5 images. This one was shot from Chakrataa small, slender herb.. Geranium lucidum L.


Yes … Very good photographs.

This looks correct – cannot really be anything else.  Stewart recorded it as common in the Murree Hills, Pakistan from 650-1800m in N.Pakistan
and parts of Kashmir through to Kishtwar.  Collet found it common on old walls at Shimla – where one would imagine, it still is. Recorded from West Nepal but not further east.
Known as the ‘Shining Cranesbill’ in the UK where it grows on shady rocks, walls and hedgebanks, a calciole.


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GERANIACEAE-BALSAMINACEAE-OXALIDACEAE WEEK DSR-01 : 1 image. 4 posts by 4 authors.

Geranium lucidum L. from Naini Tal.
A small wild herb on steep slopes or old stone walls in the area.
It is exclusively temperate Himalayan species in India.
Plants are tiny reaching only up to 20 cm in the area.


Yes … Shining leaves and pale pink flowers are quite distinctive. Thanks for upload


Nice photograph … Leaves are apparently looking like cilantro/coriander leaves.


This looks correct – cannot really be anything else. 
Stewart recorded it as common in the Murree Hills, Pakistan from 650-1800m in N.Pakistan and parts of Kashmir through to Kishtwar. Collet found it common on old walls at Shimla – where one would imagine, it still is. Recorded from West Nepal but not further east.
Known as the ‘Shining Cranesbill’ in the UK where it grows on shady rocks, walls and hedgebanks, a calciole.

 

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Geranium lucidum L., Sp. Pl. 682. 1753.
Syn: Geranium laevigatum Royle
Common names: Shining crane’s bill
A very distinctive among small-flowered species of the genus with shining leaves; glabrous annual herb with spreading to ascending often tinged red; leaves rounded to reniform, usually 5-lobed to about 1/3, segments often 3-lobed, obtuse; petiole shorter than peduncle; stipules lanceolate 2-2.5 mm long; flowers rose coloured, 8-12 mm across; pedicel 6-12 mm long; sepals ovate, acuminate, 5-7 mm long, glabrous, wrinkled transversely, pyramidal; petals obovate to spatulate, 7-9 mm long, with narrow glabrous claw; mericarps wrinkled-reticulate, keeled, beak 12-13 mm long.
Photographed from Chakrata from moist shady places.


This looks correct – cannot really be anything else. 
Stewart recorded it as common in the Murree Hills, Pakistan from 650-1800m in N.Pakistan and parts of Kashmir through to Kishtwar. Collet found it common on old walls at Shimla – where one would imagine, it still is. Recorded from West Nepal but not further east.
Known as the ‘Shining Cranesbill’ in the UK where it grows on shady rocks, walls and hedgebanks, a calciole.


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Geranium lucidum – – En-route Shilt at GHNP – PKA20 :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
Seen this small herb en-route Chodwar Camp site at GHNP at altitude of approx 2500m.
Bot. name: Geranium lucidum
Family: Geraniaceae


Yes, lovely pictures of a delicate herb..


This looks correct – cannot really be anything else. 
Stewart recorded it as common in the Murree Hills, Pakistan from 650-1800m in N.Pakistan and parts of Kashmir through to Kishtwar. Collet found it common on old walls at Shimla – where one would imagine, it still is. Recorded from West Nepal but not further east.
Known as the ‘Shining Cranesbill’ in the UK where it grows on shady rocks, walls and hedgebanks, a calciole.


 

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AKJAN05 ID please for this herb. : 3 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.

Geranium sp. ? Mussoorie, Jan 2015


Geranium lucidum..


Beautiful pics of Geranium lucidum.


This looks correct – cannot really be anything else. 
Stewart recorded it as common in the Murree Hills, Pakistan from 650-1800m in N.Pakistan and parts of Kashmir through to Kishtwar. Collet found it common on old walls at Shimla – where one would imagine, it still is. Recorded from West Nepal but not further east.
Known as the ‘Shining Cranesbill’ in the UK where it grows on shady rocks, walls and hedgebanks, a calciole.

 


 

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ANJUN20/21 Geranium lucidum L. (Churdhar Trip 20) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5) 
Family: Geraniaceae
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji-Haripurdhar Route, Himachal Pradesh

Habit: Herb


 

 
 
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