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Species Information
 

Pelargonium alchemilloides (L.) L'Hér.
(name current July 2011)

GERANIACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: rare

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Pelargonium alchemilloides - Rather weak straggling perennial, thinly bristly-hairy throughout. Leaves scattered along stems, often in groups, stalk up to c 6 cm long, blade c 5 cm long x 7 cm wide; 5—7-lobed to more than half distance to middle, lobes with few pointed teeth. Inflorescence stalk up to c 18 cm long; flowers few (up to c seven), stalks c 2 cm long; sepals c 1,3 cm long, narrow, sharply pointed; petals pink or white, narrow, c 1,5 cm long.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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References

Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)