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Erodium chium (L.) Willd., it is an annual or biennials, usually caulescent, up 10 50 cm tall herb, beset with deflexed hairs on ascending branches. Leaves up to 8 cm long, with deflexed hairy, petiole, lamina ovate to broadly ovate-oblong, 2-5 (-6) x 1.5-4 (-5) cm,  cordate at the base, lower shallowly pinnatifid, upper tripartite or tripinnatisect, Lobes crenate-serrate, pprcssed whitish hairy, acute. Stipules ovate-oblong, whitish-brown. Inflorescence 2-8-flowered, peduncle longer than the subtending leaves, deflexed hairy to glabrescent. Flowers purplish-pink, 1-1.8 cm across, pedicels up to 2 cm long, glabrescent, bracts 3 or more, ovate, 2-3 mm long, whitish-brown, acute. Sepals ovate-oblong, 4-5 mm long, enlarged up to 7 mm in fruit, hairy outside, with c. 1 mm long, mucro at the apex. Petals obovate, 5-9 mm long, claw ciliate. Staminodes and fertile filaments ciliate at the base. Mericarps brown, 4-4.5 mm long, antrorsely hairy, apical pits eglandular, without furrow beneath, beak, 3-3.5 (-4) cm long, barbate.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in:—————–,   Vern:—————-,   Phytochoria: MED, The native range of this species is Macaronesia, Medit. to Eritrea.   Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Tripolitania Benghazi Plain Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Reported from Tripolitania by Keith Reported from Benghazi by Keith Reported from Derna by Keith


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1978) Flora of Libya, Geraniaceae Vol.  (63) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files