Pelargonium griseum Knuth
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Pflanzenr. 4, 129 (1912) 386.
Section Jenkinsonia

Habit
Woody, perrenial, much-branched, evergreen subshrub, up to 0.4 m high and 0.3 m in diameter. Stems initially smooth, pilose and with glandular hairs interspersed, older stems covered with remains of leaf bases and eventually with greyish-brown to almost black peeling bark. 


SE Rhodes, Eastern Cape, RSA. Credit: ©Brendan Cole, reproduced with permission of the author.

Leaves
Irregularly pinnate, pilose, especially on margins of segments, densely covered with glandular hairs, greyish green. Lamina cordate to narrowly cordate in outline, (15-)20-30(-50) mm long and (10-)15-20(-35) mm wide. Pinnae irregularly pinnatifid to pinnatisect with narrow segments, lower pinnae on conspicuous petiolules, upper pinnae sessile. Petiole (20-)40-60)(-80) mm, persistent for some time, stipules narrowly triangular, 2-3 mm long and 1.5-2 mm wide. SE Rhodes, Eastern Cape, RSA.

Inflorescence
Branch ramified, with smaller foliar leaves, usually bearing 2 reduced pseudoumbels, with 2-3 flowers each. peduncle 70-120 mm long, hirsute and densely interspersed with glandular hairs. Pedicel 2-4 mm long. 

SE Rhodes, Eastern Cape, RSA. Credit: ©Brendan Cole, reproduced with permission of the author.

Sepals
5, ovate to elliptic, indumentum abaxially as on peduncle, upper half green, lower half purplish brown, ~7 mm long, 2-3 mm wide. Hypanthium 5-7 mm long. 

Petals
Petals 4, spathulate, pinkish purple with darker veins, reflexed at ca. 90 deg, posterior two with plates oblong, ca. 12 mm long and 3 mm wide, claws apparently tubular as margins are longitudinally incurved, ca. 7 mm long and ~1 mm wide. Anterior two with plates broadly rectangular, ~10 mm long, and 7 mm wide. Claws with margins slightly incurved. 

Stamens
7 fertile, 4 long, 1 shorter, 2 short.

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