Geranium himalayense Klotzsch, Ergebn. Reise Waldemar 122 1862. (Syn: Geranium grandiflorum Edgew. [Illegitimate]; Geranium meeboldii Briq.);
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Here with 11 images of late flowering example of what I consider to be Geranium himalayense for comparison purposes.
One always must be aware that there is the risk of hybridisation in cultivated plants especially with a geraniums which are prone to cross – and there are other species in the garden.
The main flowering took place during the summer.
I am loving all the leaf photographs too. Each with unique shape and pattern of lobes.
This is not Geranium himalayense. I will need time to suggest which species this is. The geraniums of this region have not been well understood. Geranium is found in the region, especially in Ladakh, where it is common in irrigated areas. There are a number of Geraniums in the region I am uncertain about. Entirely possible some new species will be recognised in the years to come. I am currently looking into Primulaceae on eFI specifically Androsaces but will go through Geraniaceae when I can. Was prompted to take a quick look at entries as was sent an image photographed in Ladakh which was thought to be Geranium himalayense but is the dwarf Geranium regelii (in the past this species was not recorded from Ladakh and remains poorly understood).
Further to my posting on 12th November. This is a totally different geranium to the photographed in VOF (see above posting).
Thanks … I have original full resolution photographs of this plant, and few others. If you want me to crop and enlarge any, please let me know.
Would be useful to view any additional images of Geraniums you have from the Himalaya but please digest my comments and additional images and information I have been posting.
I guess Geranium himalayense Klotzsch is the correct ID !
From where exactly did you identify it.
I never doubted it.