Erodium L'Hér. ex Aiton

First published in Hort. Kew. 2: 414 (1789)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Temp. Eurasia to Chad. SW. & S. Central U.S.A. to Mexico, Brazil to S. South America.

Descriptions

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly opposite, usually longer than wide, pinnatifid to pinnate, or rarely undivided
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in umbels or rarely solitary, regular or slightly zygomorphic
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sepals usually awn-tipped. Petals often slightly unequal. Fertile stamens 5; staminodes 5, scale-like; filaments free or basally united. Style adhering to the beak; stigmas 5, filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarp with hygroscopic beak spirally twisted at maturity when dry; top of mericarp usually with two flattened areas or depressions (pits), each pit sometimes with one or more furrow below it.
Distribution
Some 120 species mainly in temperate regions of the Old World, but some weedy species very widely distributed.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Science Photographs

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