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Published: 2022-01-11

A new variety of Geranium ocellatum (Geraniaceae) from Uttarakhand, India

Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow - 226001, Uttar Pradesh, India; Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad - 201002, Uttar Pradesh, India
Department of Botany and Microbiology, H. N. B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal - 246174, Uttarakhand, India
High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre (HAPPRC), H. N. B. Garhwal University, Post Box 14, Srinagar Garhwal - 246174, Uttarakhand, India
Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow - 226001, Uttar Pradesh, India; Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad - 201002, Uttar Pradesh, India
described white spot dichasial conservation status Eudicots


A new variety, Geranium ocellatum var. albiflorum, is described here from Tehri district of Uttarakhand state, India. The new variety is readily distinguished from G. ocellatum var. ocellatum by its central white spot at the petal base, dichasial inflorescence and peduncle length. A detailed description, photographs and conservation status are provided for the new variety. A key to the varieties of G. ocellatum is also provided.


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