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Erodium stephanianum Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 625. 1800; Edgew. & Hook.f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 434. 1874.

Annuals, up to 40 cm high, pubescent to pilose; branches diffuse. Leaves 2-pinnatisect; segments pinnatifid-partite into linear acute lobes; stipules lanceolate, cuneate, acute, 5 - 7 mm long, ciliate. Peduncles 2 - 5-flowered; bracts similar to stipules but smaller, reflexed, scarious. Sepals lanceolate, oblong, 5 mm long, up to 7 mm in fruits, 5-nerved, hairy on nerves, broad along margins, membranous; awn 2.5 - 3 mm long. Petals broadly ovate, as long as sepals, pink nerves ciliate at base. Filaments 4 - 4.5 mm long, dilated at base, 2-toothed, ciliate. Beak 2.3 - 3.5 cm long, appressed-pubescent. Mericarps ca 6 mm long, white, setose with 2 pits.

Fl. & Fr. June - July.

Distrib. India: Kashmir.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tibet, C. Asia, W. Siberia and Mangolia.

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