Pelargonium ochroleucum Harv.
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Fl. Cap. 1 (1860) 263.
Section Hoarea

Habit
Acaulescent geophyte.


Leaves
Lamina oblong, obtuse, entire to lobed, lobules obtuse, basally cuneate, subsucculent, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent to glabrous below, margins irregularly ciliate, ~10 x 40 mm. Petioles densely hirsute, ~10 x 40 mm, stipules adnate to petioles with free apices, 10-14 mm.


Inflorescence
Branched, pseudo umbels with 6-10 flowers, forming a pseudanthium with central yellow and peripheral white flowers. Peduncle 50-100 mm, sparsely covered with patent, hispid, long white hairs, pedicel ~0.5 mm.


Sepals
5, oblong, ~6 x 2 mm, posterior erect, others reflected. Hypanthium ~8 mm.

Petals
Posterior (bright) yellow, +/-reflexed from the middle, obovate to broadly spathulate, ~8 mm long, anterior smaller, obovate, white.

Stamens
5 fertile, 4 longer, 2 very short and concealed.

Distribution


Habitat

Two rather differently looking plants sharing a patch of veld
10 km N Uniondale Poort, W Cape Province: a P. ochroleucum  growing in the open and a shy one concealed in the shrub, looking remarkably similar to greenhouse-grown plants.

Synonim
reflexum E. Mey.


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