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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial decumbent or ascending herb to at least 50 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often alternate near base of stem and opposite further up; blade suborbicular-reniform in outline, 2.5–11 x 2.5–13 cm, palmately 5-lobed or 5-partite with dentate lobes, pubescent; petiole 1.5–20 cm long, not markedly broadened at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels 5–16-flowered; peduncle 6–25 cm long; free part of pedicel 3–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 7–10 mm long; spur 30–45 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, 2 longer 13–20 mm, 3 shorter 8–16 mm, white, pink or red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 0.2–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pubescent; mericarps 5.5–7 mm long; mature beak 20–37 mm long.
Distribution
N1; East Africa and Arabia
Ecology
Altitude c. 1500 m.

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

Pelargonium multibracteatum Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 15, 2005 Radcliffe-Smith, A. [RHSX 4663], Yemen K000351652
Burger, W. [2361], Ethiopia K000417259 neotype

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 119 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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 Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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