Erodium


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Erodium

 

storksbill, a genus of plants of the family Geraniaceae. Plants of the genus Erodium are annual or perennial herbs, usually opposite-leaved, mostly pinnate or pinnatisect, or, less frequently, divided or lobate. There are more than 80 species, mainly in the temperate regions in Eurasia and the Mediterranean area. In the USSR there are about 20 species. The most common is the short annual E. cicutarium. The lobes of the mature theciform fruit (the so-called sterigmata) have spirally decurved lower sections; as they absorb moisture, they curl and dig into the ground.

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Los valores de ubicuidad en el sondeo de GN-5 reflejan un alto porcentaje para Caryophyllales y Erodium cicutarium, mientras que en el caso del sondeo de PJ-II solo se recuperaron restos correspondientes al orden Caryophyllales y a la especie Oxalissp.
barbata, Erodium circutarium, Brassica geniculata, y algunas nativas como Hermizonia spp.
For Ifloga spicata, 48 individuals (12 per block) were collected in the open areas and for Erodium laciniatum, 100 plants (25 per block) were collected in the openings and 52 plants (13 per block) in the shrub habitat.
atlantica) and the leaves and stems of the storksbill Erodium glaucophyllum (Geraniaceae), whose tubers are a greatly appreciated foodstuff.
In 2012 the invasive plant species on the western part of the open space preserve were primarily of families other than Poaceae: Erodium botrys (storksbill, Geraniaceae), Hypochaeris glabra (smooth cat's-ear, Asteraceae), Linum sp.
Habita ambientes abiertos, como estepas herbaceas y praderas, ocupando pastizales densos de Holeus lanatus, Trifolium repens, Rumex aeetosella y Erodium eieutarium (Pearson, 1988).
Mr Caine, owned by Fateel Brothers Syndicate, trained by Basem Mahdi and ridden by Brett Doyle, edged out Erodium by a head to win the Applied Science University Cup for imported horses which carried a cash prize of BD1,000.
Geranium is polysymmetric, in a few species the pollination organs are sigmoidally curved, and in the Hawaiian Geranium arboreum also the corolla is monosymmetric (Albers & Van der Walt, 2007), Erodium is weakly monosymmetric, and Pelargonium strongly monosymmetric (Vogel, 1998).
Related and Adam Kirby (centre) edge out Pythagorean (right) and Erodium to win division two of the maiden at Newbury