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Erodium oxyrrhynchum M. Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Cauc. 2: 133. 1808.


Stems ascending, diffuse, yellowish brown, appressed-tomentose-pubescent. Leaves greenish-grey or greyish white, glabrous or appressed-villous; stipules wedge-shaped, 1.5 - 2 mm long, brown-ciliate. Peduncles 1 - 6 cm long, (1-) 2 - 3-flowered, appressed-pubescent; bracts similar to stipules. Sepals elliptic lanceolate or broadly lanceolate, 4 - 6 mm long, 3-nerved, aristate, membranous along margins, pilose or tomentose. Petals slightly longer than sepals, deciduous, ovate, cuneate, ciliate at base, pink-purple. Filaments 3 - 4 mm long, more or less glabrous or ciliate; staminodes small, with 2 - 3 aristae at apex. Mericarps ca 5.5 mm long with dense stiff hairs; pit apical With a solitary groove; beak 6 - 9 cm long, pubescent.



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1a. Leaves greenish-grey, not appreased-villous; filaments not ciliate 3.2. oxyrrhynchum
b. Leaves greyish-white, appreased villous; filaments ciliate 3.1. bryoniifolium


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