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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.
Pelargonium dolomiticum

[FZ]

Geraniaceae, T. Müller. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herb up to 50 cm. high, with a tuberous woody rootstock and 1 — several short lateral stems (each 1–5 cm. long) branching from an extremely short woody basal region; vegetative parts, peduncles and pedicels glandular and pubescent, covered with short stiff patent or ± appressed hairs and sessile glands, giving the whole plant a glaucous-canescent appearance.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves densely crowded on the short lateral stems; lamina 2·5–12 (15) × 1·5–8 (12) cm., narrowly ovate to ovate, 2–3-pinnate, ultimate segments 1–10 × 0·5–2 (3) mm., linear to oblong, apex rounded to acute; petiole up to 8 (18) cm. long; stipules 4–6 × 2·5–3·5 mm., oblong; to ovate, acute, membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
1–2 sympodial leafy, sometimes two-branched flowering shoots arising from each lateral stem, terminating in a compound, cincinnately cymose inflorescence; peduncle 3–10 (15) cm. long, opposed to a very much reduced leaf, inserted at a wide angle, each one shorter than the one below and each bearing a terminal pseudumbel of 2–5 (7) flowers; bracts 3–5 (7), 5–6·5 × 3·5–5 mm., ovate, acute, membranous; free part of pedicel 1–4 (8) mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur 8–12 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5–8 (9) × 1–3 mm., lorate to narrowly oblong, obtuse or sometimes acute, with conspicuous veins, studded with sessile bottle-shaped glands and a few short stiff hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4 (5), white to mauve with darker veins; 2 posterior 13–16 × 2–3·2 (4) mm., lorate, with a claw 5–7 mm. long, obtuse to deeply emarginate, slightly expanded laterally above the claw, expansion often inrolled; 2 (3) anterior 7–9 (10) × 3–4 (5) mm., oblong or sometimes ± elliptic, with a claw 3–5 mm. long, often with obliquely truncate base and apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens with fertile filaments 7, 4·5–10 mm. long, sterile filaments (staminodes) 3, 3–4 mm. long, all 10 connate at the base for 2–3·5 mm.; anthers 2–3 (3·5) × 1 (1·5) mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with basal part tomentose; rostrum pubescent; style 3·5–7 mm. long; stigma 1·7–2·4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 3·5–4·5 cm. long; cocci 8·0 × 1·6–2·0 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4·8–5·5 × 1·3–1·6 mm., pale brown, very minutely reticulate (× 50).

Native to:

Botswana, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Pelargonium dolomiticum R.Knuth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 6, 1980 Leendertz [610], South Africa K000417288 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40: 71 (1907)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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