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FamilyGERANIACEAE
Genus speciesGeranium macrorrhizum L. 
SynonymsGeranium balkanum N.Taylor
 Geranium lugubre Salisb.
Habitatshady rocks
Altitude900-2800m
Descriptionaromatic, leaves deeply pinnate to 5-7 lobes, flowers 20-25mm, in pairs, petals orbiculate, filaments purple, anthers orange-red
Size20-40cm
Colorpurplish red, pink
Bloomsummer
Caind
Typetuft
Cultivationshady, humous, rock crevices
alpine house, humous, gravelly soil, shade
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
Territory Europe
     Middle Europe (Austria )
     Southwestern Europe (France )
     Southeastern Europe (Albania , Bulgaria , Greece , Italy , Romania , Yugoslavia )
Asia-Temperate
     Western Asia (Turkey)
BibliographyPlants of the World online powo.science.kew.org
International Plant Names Index www.ipni.org
Comments

GERANIACEAE

Geranium macrorrhizum L., Sp. Pl. 2: 680 (1753)

Synoyms:
Robertium macrorrhizum (L.) Picard

Geranium balkanum N.Taylor
Geranium lugubre Salisb.

c. & s. Europe, Turkey
11 AUT 12 FRA 13 ALB BUL GRC ITA ROM YUG 34 TUR

900-2800m

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