Erodium

L. Boulos, Flora of Egypt 2. 2000R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 1. 1977
but supplemented and names used differing
1Leaves pinnate, with distinct leaflets
1'Leaves pinnatisect, pinnatifid, lobed or entire, not divided into distinct leaflets
2Leaflets often lobed but not deeply pinnatisect; carpel-pits glandular-papillose within
2'Leaflets deeply pinnatisect
3Mucro of sepal without bristles; carpel-pits glandular within
3'Mucro of sepal terminating in bristle(s); carpel-pits eglandular within
4Beak of carpel long-plumose throughout its length; rootstock woody, roots with scattered tubers; plant perennial
4'Beak of carpel shortly hairy or with Iong bristles towards the base only, not long-plumose throughout its length; rootstock not woody, roots not tuber-bearing; plant annual or biennial
5Flowers large, showy, more than 2 cm diam.
5'Flowers small, less than 2 cm diam.
6Leaves deeply pinnatisect; fruiting beak 10-11 cm long; seeds solitary in each carpel
6'Leaves lobed, but not pinnatisect; fruiting beak 6-7(-9) cm long; seeds 2 in each carpel
7Fruiting beak 8-10 cm long; basal leaves normally different from upper leaves
7'Fruiting beak less than 6 cm long; basal leaves and upper leaves not markedly different
8Leaves not distinctly glandular below; apical pits of carpel not bordered by a concentric ridge
8'Leaves distinctly glandular below, with sessile, shining glands; apical pits of carpel bordered by a distinct concentric ridge