Pelargonium magenteum J. J. A van der Walt
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J. South Afr. Bot. 46 (1980) 283-292.
Section Cortusina

Habit
Perennial shrublet with tuberous roots, up to 1 m high, usually smaller. Branches woody, almost glabrous, without persistent spine-like stipules.


Leaves
Lamina 0.5-1.5 x 0.5-1 cm, cordate-round or cordate-reniform with crenate or crenulate margins, obscurely 3-lobed. Leaves on the flowering branches usually much smaller. Abaxially sub-tomentose, appearing grey. Stipules ovate.


Inflorescence
Pseudo-umbel with 2-9 flowers.


Sepals
5, lanceolate. 

Petals
Petals emarginate, pink, mauve to deep magenta, with wine-red blotches on all petals. 

Stamens
6-7 fertile, usually four longer, two shorter.
 
Distribution


Habitat

On the way from the Roggeveld plateau to the Tanqua Karoo, Oubergpas quickly descends from 1400 m to 500 m with fantastic views and extraordinary flora on the way, no doubt because the climate
rapidly changes with altitude.


P. magenteum abounds on the slopes towards the bottom of Oubergpas. In August 2016, each purple dot was a flowering bush of P. magenteum.

Synonims
rhodanthum Schltr.


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