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
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.
Derivation of specific name: luridum: wan, sallow, lacking (skin) colour.
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:
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Insects associated with this species: Cacyreus palemon palemon (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Friday 18 January 2008

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).

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 141 - 143.

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

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

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Flora of Malawi: Pelargonium luridum
Flora of Mozambique: Pelargonium luridum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pelargonium luridum
African Plant Database: Pelargonium luridum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pelargonium luridum
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Tropicos: Pelargonium luridum
Wikipedia: Pelargonium luridum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pelargonium luridum., retrieved 20 April 2024

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