Pelargonium reflexipetalum E. M. Marais
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S. Afr. J. Bot. 63 (1997) 68-73.
Section Hoarea

Habit
Acaulescent deciduous geophyte, 50-150 mm tall when in flower.


Leaves
Prostrate, lamina 15-35 mm long, juvenile form simple, otherwise pinnatilobe, pinnae 5-11 x 3-8 mm, apices obtuse, margins ciliate, adaxially covered with short glandular hairs, abaxially also with appressed stiff hairs. Petiole 8-40 mm long. Stipules subulate, adnate to petioles with free apices.


Inflorescence
Branched scape, pseudo-umbels with 2-7 flowers. Peduncle 10-90 mm long, reddish green. Pedicel ~0.5 mm.


Sepals
5, lanceolate, 5-8 x 1.5-3 mm, recurved during anthesis, green to reddish green, margins white. Hypanthium 7-12 mm, green to greennish brown, with short appressed curly hairs and glandular hairs interspersed.

Petals
Petals bright pink, posterior spathulate, 12-16.5 x 3.2-5.5 mm, with red feather-like markings or blotches, reflexed, anterior three spathulate, 10-13 x 2-4 mm, without markings.

Stamens
5 fertile stamens, posterior 5-8 mm, lateral two 6-10 mm, anterior two 7-12 mm. Staminal column 1.5-2.5 mm, glabrous. Pollen orange.

Distribution


Habitat

The old 'Spot the Hoarea' game: besides the lovely flowering Babiana sp., there's a P. pallidoflavum and a P. reflexipetalum in this spot. The two species share a large patch of Pakhuis Pass, sometime in 'uncomfortable' proximity,
as seen on the P. pallidoflavum page

Synonim
pulchellum Salisb.
 

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