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Geranium glabratum (Hook.) Small
? Geranium parviflorum Willd. Kmim. 716. 1S09.
Geranium disseclum glabratum Hook. Handb. Fl. New Zeal. 36. 1864.
Perennial, the caudex more or less branched. Stems spreading or decumbent, 1-7 dm. long, ultimately widely branched, pubescent with usually scattered retrorse hairs or nearly glabrous ; leaf-blades 2-4 cm. wide, sparingly pubescent, 3-5-parted, the divisions cuneate, often broadly so, mostly with 3 broad teeth at the apex, the terminal tooth very broadly ovate to reniform ; pedicels retrorse-pubescent, the hairs rather appressed ; sepals awntipped, the outer ones 4.5-5.5 mm. long, the bodies ovate, 3-ribbed, ultimately nearly glabrous, except for a few hairs about the ribs ; petals purple, cuneate, 5-6 mm. long, nearly rounded at the apex ; style-column 11-12 mm. long, minutely pubescent ; carpelbodies about 3 mm. long, somewhat hirsute ; seeds reticulate.
Type locality : New Zealand.
Distribution : California. Naturalized from Australasia.
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John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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