Geranium clarkei Yeo, Hardy Geraniums 188 1985. (Syn: Geranium kashmirianum Sapru & Raina);
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Can someone tell me what this is? And send a description incl. how it is distinguished from other geraniums in Kashmir incl. which species it was mistaken for in the past?
Cannot locate any images of herbarium specimens or live plants.
It is an accepted name in ‘The Plant List’.
Strangely, it is not included in ‘An Assessment of Diversity of Genus Geranium… in India with Special Emphasis on Indian Himalayan Region’.
A glaring omission. What else is missing in this assessment, I wonder?
This is shown as a syn. of Geranium clarkei Yeo in Catalogue of Life.
Thanks for this information.
It is probably confirmed in ‘Hardy Geraniums’ by Yeo but as I said, I cannot afford to purchase a copy at this this time, to check.
There appears to be no mention of G.kashmirianum in ‘An Assessment of diversity of Genus Geranium… in India with Special Emphasis on Indian Himalayan Region’. G.clarkei is listed but given no synonyms which cannot be the case.
I have been told that GRIN shows both G.clarkei Yeo and G.kashmirianum Sapru & Raina as recorded from India.
One must always be aware that such records/ data-bases/ acceptance of names are largely based on literature searches not in any way revisions, first-hand knowledge, checking of type specimens in herbaria etc. And not necessarily undertaken by someone with specialist knowledge of the genera/ floras concerned.
Thus, they have limitations and must be treated with caution and not viewed as authoritative.
JUST AS ONE MUST RECOGNISE THAT ANY DATA-BASE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE DATA THAT IS INPUT.
Misidentifications are widespread in check-lists all over the world, hence data-bases become “polluted”.
Just as numerous images on the internet of plant species are misidentified.