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Annual, perennial herb, or ± woody, generally glandular-hairy.
Leaf: simple to compound, basal and cauline; cauline alternate or opposite, stipules 2, ± on stem.
Inflorescence: cyme or pseudo- umbel or 1–2-flowered.
Flower: bisexual [ unisexual], radial or ± bilateral; sepals 5, free, overlapping in bud; petals generally 5, free, generally with nectar glands at base; stamens generally 5,10; staminodes scale-like or 0; ovary generally 5-lobed, upper part elongating into beak in fruit, chambers 5, placentas axile, style 1, stigmas 5, free, persistent in fruit.
Fruit: septicidal [ loculicidal], mericarps 5, dry, generally 1-seeded, each persistent on 1 of 5 linear segments of beak that separate from central column by curving or coiling upward.
6 genera, ± 750 species: temperate, ± tropics. Some cultivated for ornamental, perfume oils. [Bakker et al. 2006 Taxon 55:887–896] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Bakker, F. T., Breman, F., & Merckx, V. 2006. DNA sequence evolution in fast-evolving mitochondrial DNA nad1 exons in Geraniaceae and Plantaginaceae. Taxon 55: 887–896; Price & Palmer 1993 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 80:661–671]
Key to Geraniaceae
Annual, perennial herb.Key to Erodium
Leaf: simple to pinnately compound, cauline opposite; blade lanceolate to reniform in outline, puberulent or short-hairy, base cordate to truncate.
Flower: radial; stamens 5, free, alternate 5 scale-like staminodes.
Fruit: mericarp body indehiscent, fusiform, 1-seeded, base sharply pointed, top generally with 1 pit on each side of beak segment, pits subtended by 1–4 ridges or not; beak segments stiffly hairy adaxially, generally twisted.
± 74 species: temperate America, Eurasia, n Africa, Australia. (Greek: heron, from bill-like fruit) [Fiz et al. 2006 Syst Bot 31:739–763] Some cultivated for forage, dyes; "beak segments" sometimes called "awns" elsewhere. Erodium macrophyllum moved to genus California.
Unabridged references: [Guittonneau 1972 Boissiera 20:1–154]
Stem: ascending, 1–6 dm, ± glandular-hairy.
Leaf: lobed; lobes 7–11 mm wide; lower leaves 5–10 cm; blade ± = petiole, generally ovate in outline, glabrous to sparsely puberulent, veins short- appressed-hairy.
Flower: sepals 7–10 mm, tip bristly; petals ± > sepals, pink, veins generally darker.
Fruit: body 6–8 mm, pits ± round, subtended by 1–2 ± hairy ridges; style column 5–8 cm.
2n=40. Dry, open or disturbed sites; < 1000 m. California Floristic Province;
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