Pelargonium curviandrum E. M. Marais
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PELARGONIUM NOTES
S. Afr. J. Bot. 60 (1994) 333-339.
Section Hoarea

Habit

Deciduous geophyte 100-300 mm tall when in flower, tuber small, regularly shaped.



Leaves
Radical, hysteranthous, rosulate, green, petiolate; lamina ovate, apex obtuse, base cuneate to truncate, margin crenate 25-80 x 20-60 mm, adaxially coverd with long glandular hairs interspersed with very long soft patent non-glandular hairs, abaxially velutinous interspersed with long glandular hairs. Stipules subulate, adnate to petioles for 1/2 their length.


Inflorescence
Scape, bearing 2-4(-6) pseudo-umbellets, each 7-23(-29)-flowered. Pedicel cca. 0.5 mm.


Sepals
5, lanceolate to triangular, apices acute, 7-12 x 1.5-3 mm, reddish brown with white margins. Hypanthium 18-30 mm, reddish brown, sparsely covered with short glandular and non-glandular hairs.

Petals
5, white to cream-coloured, patent during anthesis, posterior two with wine-red feather-like markings, ligulate, bases cuneate, apices rounded, 17-23 x 2.5-3 mm. Anterior three narrowly spathulate, bases attenuate, apices rounded, 12-15 x 2.5-3 mm.


Stamens
4 fertile, protruding from the flower, lateral two 11-18 mm, anterior two 13-20 mm long.

Distribution


Literature
Marais E. M. (1994b).

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