Pelargonium panduriforme Eckl. & Zeyh.
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Enum. 1 (1835) 82.
Section Pelargonium

Habit
Erect, branched, strongly balm-scented, occasionaly viscid shrub, up to >1.75 m tall and 0.5 m wide. Stems herbaceous when young, later woody, villous with glandular hairs interspersed, green, becoming brownish with age. 



Leaves
Usually soft to the touch, indumentum extremely variable, though always with glandular hairs, lamina panduriform to cordiform, pinnatilobate to pinnatipartite with the segments occasionally shallowly lobed, adaxially glabrous to villous and green, adaxially glabrous to lanate and greyish-green, base cordate, apices of lobes obtuse, margins crenate, (15-)25(-75) x (20-)35(-60) mm. Petiole (7-)15(-30) mm long, stipules triangular to cordiform, apices often dentate, 5 x 6 mm. 


Inflorescence
Peduncles 20-80 mm long, pseudo-umbels with 2-20 flowers. 


Sepals
Lanceolate, apiculate, green to reddish-brown, 3-5 x 8-14 mm. Hypanthium 6-13 mm.

Petals
Pale pink to pink, posterior two spathulate, apices obtuse to emarginate, with dark purple markings, reflexed at less than 90o. 6-13 x 20-35 mm. Anterior petals spathulate with long narrow claws, slightly reflexed, 5-10 x 15-28 mm. 

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

Distribution

 

Synonims
quercifolium L'Herit. 
therebinthinaceum Murr. 


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