Pelargonium ellaphieae E. M. Marais
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J. S. Afr. Bot. 47 (1981) 573.
Section Hoarea 


Habit
Acaulescent geophyte.


Leaves
Simple, occasionally compound, lanceolate to elliptic, base cuneate, margin entire, 35-65(-115) mm long, 10-15(-20) mm broad. Stipules subulate, adnate to petioles for more than half their length.


Inflorescence
Scape 40-80 mm long, branched, bearing 2-6 pseudo-umbellets, each with 6-15 flowers. Peduncle 25-190 mm long. Pedicel ca. 0.5 mm long.


Sepals
5, posterior triangular, other lanceolate. Hypanthium 9-15 mm.

Petals
2 in posterior position, rarely 3, dark wine red, 7-11 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, spathulate to elliptic. Reflected at ~90o, margins undulate.

Stamens
5 fertile, wine-red.

Distribution


Habitat 

Boschkloof near Citrusdal, Western Cape, is home to dense fynbos thickets on the lower slopes of Cedarberge. P. ellaphieae plants thrive well protected among the undergrowth.

Synonim 
marginatum Knuth nom. inval.
 

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