Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet

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Pelargonium luridum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tom Hulley Rd, Vumba

Pelargonium luridum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Rd, before Bunga Forest

Pelargonium luridum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Pelargonium luridum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Skyline Junction, close to Chimanimani village

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Synonyms: Pelargonium aconitiphyllum Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names: Variable stork's-bill (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, dying back in winter. New leaves almost round, or slightly lobed, only becoming more dissected into lobes later. Flowers usually white or tinged with pink.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: luridum: wan, sallow
Habitat: Open areas and grassland, sometimes in burnt ground
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1350 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Cacyreus palemon palemon (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Friday 18 January 2008
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 95. (Includes a picture).

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

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 180. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 64, plate 89


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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: Pelargonium luridum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132770, retrieved 30 August 2016

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