Geranium potentilloides var. 1

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:229 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Stems puberulous, with tiny curved hairs. Stipules triangular to lanceolate, deeply laciniate toward apex. Sepals 4.5–5 mm long, outer surfaces pubescent, mucro c. 1 mm; petals spathulate to obovate, 6.5–8.5 mm long, pale pink. Fruits 15–20 mm long; seed red-brown to brown, slightly rugose with small shallow isodiametric alveolae. Flowers Nov.–Apr.

MonT, VAlp. Also NSW. Widespread in subalpine woodlands of Victoria.

Var. 1 is distinguished from the other varieties by the small isodiametric alveolae of the seed coat and dense puberulous indumentum. It has also been shown to differ chemically (in its phenolic compounds) from the other varieties (Smith 1994).

Source: Smith, L.P. (1999). Geranium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Geranium potentilloides var. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Geranium potentilloides var. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native