Pelargonium punctatum (Andr.) Willd.
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Species plantarum 3 (1800) 645.
Section Hoarea

Habit
Acaulescent geophyte.


Leaves
Lamina 16-90 x 12-100 mm, broadly ovate, apex rounded or obtuse, base cuneate, truncate or cordate. Leaves simple.  Adaxially sparsely pillose, with short glandular hairs sparsely interspersed. Abaxially densley pillose interspersed with glandular hairs. Petiole
25-60 mm, prostrate. Stipules subulate, adnate to petioles for half their length with free apices.
 

Inflorescence
Branched, with 2-8 pseudo umbels, each with (10-)17-45(-60) flowers. Peduncle 20-100 cm, hirsute with long patent hairs and short glandular hairs, pedicel ~0.5 mm.


Sepals
5, lanceolate, posterior erect, other recurved. Hypanthium 20-30 mm.

Petals
Petals cream to yellow, posterior ligulate, with markings or dots, 11-20 x 2-5 mm, anterior rounded and slightly smaller.

Stamens
2 anterior ones fertile, 10-18 mm long, curved upwards during athesis. 

Distribution


Habitat

Renosterveld surrounding the Nieuwoudtville waterfall, N Cape Province, home to several Hoarea species. P. punctatum enjoys considerable shade among the bushes, although it is P. aristatum that occupies the really shady spots here. 


The spectacular Nieuwoudtville waterfall with plenty of water in August 2014, the photo from a specific angle makes it seem as if the water emerges directly from the rock.


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