Geranium incanum Burm. f.
subsp. nyassense (R. Knuth) J.R. Laundon

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Geranium incanum subsp. nyassense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to World's View, Troutbeck

Geranium incanum subsp. nyassense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to World's View, Troutbeck

Geranium incanum subsp. nyassense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Geranium nyassense R. Knuth
Geranium ukingense Knuth
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small creeping or scrambling perennial herb with prostrate or ascending branches. Leaves 3-7-lobed, divided nearly to the base with oblong-lanceolate segments, hairy on both surfaces. Inflorescences axillary, 2-flowered on long glandular-hairy peduncles; Petals white, pink or mauve with darker veins; stamens 10. Fruit smooth, hairy with a beak, 13-27 mm long. Older leaves often turn a striking orange-red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: incanum: hoary, white
Habitat: In montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2500 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Cacyreus palemon palemon (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 August 2015
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 53.

Mueller, T. (1963). Geraniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 132. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Geranium incanum
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West African Plants database: Geranium incanum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Geranium incanum subsp. nyassense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132680, retrieved 30 May 2016

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