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

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 43.

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 54.

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pelargonium graveolens
African Plant Database: Pelargonium graveolens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pelargonium graveolens
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pelargonium graveolens
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pelargonium graveolens., retrieved 8 December 2023

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