Taxon: Geranium dissectum L.

Genus: Geranium
Subgenus: Geranium
Section: Dissecta
Family: Geraniaceae
Nomen number: 411
Place of publication: Cent. pl. I:21. 1755 (Amoen. acad. 4:282. 1759)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Mar-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia ; Latvia ; Moldova ; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


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  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables. 1974 (Weed TabCIBA)
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Check other web resources for Geranium dissectum L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image