Pelargonium graveolens L'Hér.

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Pelargonium graveolens

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nr World's View, Nyanga

Pelargonium graveolens

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nr World's View, Nyanga

Pelargonium graveolens

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nr World's View, Nyanga

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Common names:
Status: Native
Large aromatic, shrub-like suffrutex, up to 1.3 m. Leaves broadly ovate in outline, strongly palmately lobed, lower lobes often lobed again. Inflorescence leaf-opposed in 2-7-flowered pseudo-umbels. Flowers pale to deep pink with darker purple-pink veins.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 18 January 2008

Mueller, T. (1963). Geraniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 147 - 149. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pelargonium graveolens
African Plant Database: Pelargonium graveolens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pelargonium graveolens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pelargonium graveolens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pelargonium graveolens
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pelargonium graveolens
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pelargonium graveolens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pelargonium graveolens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pelargonium graveolens
Tropicos: Pelargonium graveolens

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pelargonium graveolens., retrieved 18 February 2018

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