Pelargonium papilionaceum (L.) L'Hérit.
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Ait. Hort. Kew. ed. 1, 2 (1789) 423.
Section Pelargonium

Habit
Erect, much branched and strongly aromatic shrub, up to >2 m tall. Main stem woody at base, side branches villous. 



Leaves
Lamina cordate, 7 x 10 cm, entire to 3-5-lobed. Glandular and partly covered with long hairs, margins finely serrate, serrulated or almost entire. Stipules broadly ovate. 


Inflorescence
Peduncles branched, pseudo-umbels with 5-12 flowers. 


Sepals
Five.

Petals
With two large posterior petals and three narrow anterior petals, light pink to carmine. Posterior petals with dark blotches.

Stamens
7 fertile, of +/- the same length.

Distribution

 

Synonims
robustum Knuth
tomentosum Eckl. & Zeyh.

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