Pelargonium fruticosum (Cav.) Willd.
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Sp. Pl. 3 (1800) 689.
Section Glaucophyllum

Habit
Erect to prostrate, much-branched evergreen shrub <1 m tall and <1m in diameter. Stems somewhat rough, woody, glabrous to microscopically hirsute when young, becoming glabrous with age, green when young, later turning greyish-brown.


Leaves
Trifoliolate, slightly succulent or coriaceous, glabrous to microscopically hirsute and with sparse glandular hairs, green, lamina abaxially convex, man veins adaxially prominent, (4-)9-12(-20) mm long and (3-)10-15(-30) mm wide, pinnae sessile, articulated, obovate, bases cuneate, apices of lateral pinnae trisect and of apical pinna twice trisect. Margins entire, green with apices of pinnae often reddish. Petiole 20-25 mm long. Stipules 2-3 mm long and 2-3 mm wide, membraneous.


Inflorescence
Mostly consisting of single flowers (occasionally up to 4), peduncle axillary, articulated, 5-30 mm long, microscopically hirsute with glandular hairs.


Sepals
5, narrowly ovate, adaxially concave, apices acute, hirsute to finely pubescent, green to reddish brown, 5-9 mm long, 1.5-3.0 mm wide. Hypanthium (10-)15-20 mm long.

Petals
Petals white to light pink, posterior two spathulate with wide claws, apices obtuse to rounded, (10-)15-20 mm long, (3-)6-9 mm wide, reflexed at <90o from the middle, with reddish purple markings near base. Anterior three narrowly ovate, apices obtuse to rounded, 80-10 mm long and 1.5-4.0 mm wide, reflexed at less than 90
o, 1/3 from the base, with or without rreddish-purple markings near base.

Stamens
5 fertile (exceptionally 7), 2-4 longer, 1 shorter, 2 short.
 
Distribution


Synonims
divaricatum (Thunb.) DC.
fruticosum E. Mey.


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