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Monsonia senegalensis Guillemin & Perrottet in Guillemin et al., Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 131. 1831; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 427. 1874. Erodium chumbulense Munro in Wight, Ic. Pl. Ind. Orient. t. l074. 1846 (as Monsonla chumbalensis (Munro) Wight in text p.5). M. lawiana Stocks in Calcutta J, Nat. Hist. 7: 19. 1847


Herbs, diffuse, annual, or undershrubs; branches pubescent or glandular. Leaves petiolate, repand or toothed along margitls, obtuse or mucronate at apex, 2 - 4 cm long, glabrous above, pilose or pubescent beneath; stipules subulate. Peduncles 1 - 2-flowered, sharply deflexed at bracteoles. Sepals ovate, awned. densely pubescent with long hairs. Petals 1 - 1.2 cm long, 3-nerved,. crumpled, scarcely exceeding sepals, violet or pink. Filaments ciliate. Mericarps stipitate,obliquely truncate with 2 - 3 wrinkles at top, 8 - 9 mm long, ; beak 5 - 8 cm long, rough-hairy.

Distrib. India: In dry places. Upper Gangetic Plains and Deccan.

Africa, Arabia and Pakistan.





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