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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to W. Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Decumbent perennial herb, scented; stems up to 1 m. long, with very short lateral branches in one of the axils of apparently opposite leaves, often reddish, older parts woody; internodes (1) 4–7 (16) cm.; vegetative parts, peduncles and pedicels glandular and pubescent; hairs patent, or ± appressed on the leaves; glands often short-stalked.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 1·5–6 × 2–7 cm., very broadly ovate to depressed-ovate, base cordate, 3–5-palmatifid or -lobed; segments with 2–3 shallow obtuse to subacute lobes with crenate margin; petiole 1–7 (16) cm. long; stipules 4–11 × 3–7 mm., lanceolate to ovate, acute to acuminate, sometimes bifid, membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal pseudumbel of 2–5 flowers; peduncle 1–6 (12) cm. long, leaf-opposed or in the axil of the smaller of two apparently opposite leaves; bracts 5–8, 4–6 × 1–2 mm., lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acute, membranous; free part of pedicel 6–17 (35) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur 6–11 (15) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 6–7 × 1–4 mm., lorate to oblong, acute to apiculate, pubescent and glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, white to pink with purple veins, 7–11 (15) × 3–4 mm.; 2 posterior ones symmetrically to asymmetrically spathulate; 3 anterior ones narrowly obovate to obovate, unguiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens with fertile filaments 7, 3–5 (6) mm. long, sterile filaments (staminodes) 3, 1–2 mm. long, all 10 connate at the base for 0·5–1·5 mm.; anthers 1–1·5 × 0·8–1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with basal part tomentose; rostrum pubescent; style 1–3 mm. long; stigma 1–1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mature fruits not seen.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Pelargonium mossambicense Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 225 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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