Pelargonium nanum L'Hérit.
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Comp. Gen. (1802) p. 39; description: Vorster, S. Afr. J. Bot. 52 (1986) 383.
Section Peristera

Habit

Annual or semi-annual prostrate herb with radiating branches up to 500 mm long. Stems smooth, herbaceous, microscopically pubescent, pale green.


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Leaves
Simple, indumentum as on stems and apparently eglandular, pale green, lamina ovate to cordiform, base cordate-cuneate, apex rounded, margin shallowly lobed to various degrees 10-17(-30) x 8-17(-30) mm, microscopically pubescent on both surfaces, petiole 8-15(-90) mm long. Stipules triangular to broadly triangular or even cordiform.


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Inflorescence
A pseudo-umbel with up to 6 flowers, borne on an up to 60 mm long lateral peduncle. Pedicel 4-5(-8) mm. 


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Sepals
Ovate, adaxially concave, indumentum abaxially as on stem, green with hyaline margins, 3-4 x 1.0-1.5 mm. 
Hypanthium 1-3(-8) mm long. 

Petals
Petals 5,posterior two narrowly obovate, apices rounded, tapering towards bases, 5.5-6.0 x 2.0 mm, gradually recurved to ~90 deg, white with dark wine-red markings near bases. Anterior three obovate-spathulate with apices rounded, tapering towards well-defined claws, 5-6 x 1.5-2.0 mm, gradually recurved to ~90 deg, pink.

Stamens
5 fertile, 4 long, 1 short.

Distribution


Synonyms
humifusum Willd. 
malacoides Knuth 
parvulum DC. 
 
Literature
POSA3. 



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