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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Central Kenya.

[FTEA]

Geraniaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University College Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Perennial prostrate or ascending delicate herb up to 5 dm. long, rhizomatous; stems rather lax, branching on the upper part, entirely herbaceous; internodes 2–7.5 cm. long, generally 1–2 mm. across (occasionally enlarged up to 5 mm. thick); stems, peduncles and pedicels covered with short glandular hairs intermingled with long scattered spreading hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite and/or alternate, sometimes only in basal rosettes, radical ones ultimately deciduous; lamina reniform, slightly 5–7-lobed, 1–5.5 cm. long, (0.5–)2–9 cm. wide, cordate at the base, membranous, pilose to pubescent especially on the nerves beneath to almost glabrous on the upper surface; lobes deeply crenate-dentate; petiole 1–15.5 cm. long, pubescent with long hairs; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 3–6 mm. long, 1.5–3 mm. wide, acuminate, membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of 2–8 flowers, borne alternately along the stem; peduncle 2–10 cm. long, leaf-opposed or in the axil of the 2 apparently opposite leaves; free part of the pedicel 5–15 mm. long; bracts lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, acute, hyaline and ciliate along the margins, membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate to ovate, 4–9 mm. long, 1.5–4 mm. wide, usually coloured like the petals, hyaline on the margin, cuspidate to acuminate, pubescent and glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur funnel-shaped, 5–18 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, 7–15 mm. long, 2–6 mm. wide towards the apex, bright pink or rose-redwith crimson lines, the 2 anterior ones spathulate, the posterior pair oblong-cuneate, all much narrowed towards the base and entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens connate at the base for 1–2.7 mm.; antheriferous filaments 5, 6–10 mm. long; staminodes 5, subulate, 1–3 mm. long, alternating with the antheriferous filaments; anthers 1.5–1.8 mm. long, 0.6–0.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with basal part tomentose; stigmas 0.6–0.8 mm. long; style glabrous, 6–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1.5–2.5 cm. long, pilose to pubescent; mericarps 4–5.2 mm. long, 2.4–3.2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-ovoid, 2.2–3 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, glabrous; testa smooth, brown.
Figures
Fig. 3.
Habitat
Deciduous bushland and in grassland, on cliffs and lava outcrops, along river banks, in shade and on sandy soils; 750–2700 m.
Distribution
K1 K4

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb; stems prostrate or ascending, up to 50 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves scattered or in basal rosettes; blade suborbicular-reniform, 1–5.5 x 2–9 cm, shallowly 5–7-lobed with crenate-dentate lobes, pilose to pubescent; petiole 1–15.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels 2–8-flowered; peduncle 2–10 cm long; free part of pedicel 5–15 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–9 mm long; spur 5–18 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, 7–15 mm long, the lower pair broader, pink or white with reddish veins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 6–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pubescent; mericarps 4–5.2 mm long; mature beak to 20 mm long.
Distribution
N1, 2; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 1500–1740 m.
Vernacular
Berdid (Somali).

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Pelargonium glechomoides A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 118 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Kokwaro, J.O. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Geraniaceae: 1-23.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abvss. 1: 118 (1847).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 351 (1956).
  • D. Clifford, Pelargoniums: 148 (1958).
  • Hutch. & Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1941: 95 (1941).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 294 (1868)
  • R. Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 129: 454 (1912).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0