Geranium potentilloides var. abditum Carolin

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 89: 340 (1965) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Stems with indumentum of dense, short patent and recurved and longer, often appressed hairs. Stipules lanceolate, acuminate. Sepals 3.5–4 mm long, pubescent with tiny curved and long spreading hairs toward margins; petals broad obovate, 5–6 mm long, pale pink to white. Fruits 13–14 mm; seed black, rugose with deep, large, elongate alveolae. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

CVU, EGU, Gold, HFE, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Grows in or fringing subalpine woodlands, often in areas with exposed rock.

See notes under Geranium sp. 7.

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: Val Stajsic, 2016-08-29
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Geranium potentilloides var. abditum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Geranium potentilloides var. abditum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory