Pelargonium dolomiticum R. Knuth

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Pelargonium dolomiticum

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farms Vergenoeg 402 and Farm Otjomasso 280, Namibia.

Pelargonium dolomiticum

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farms Vergenoeg 402 and Farm Otjomasso 280, Namibia.

Pelargonium dolomiticum

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farms Vergenoeg 402 and Farm Otjomasso 280, Namibia.

Pelargonium dolomiticum

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farms Vergenoeg 402 and Farm Otjomasso 280, Namibia.

Pelargonium dolomiticum

Photo: Anka Eichhoff
Farms Vergenoeg 402 and Farm Otjomasso 280, Namibia.

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Synonyms: Pelargonium bechuanicum Burtt Davy
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial to 50 cm tall, covered with short hairs and glands, giving the whole plant a greyish appearance. Leaves densely crowded; lamina ovate, 2-3-pinnate. Inflorescence a terminal compound cyme. Petals 4, white to mauve with darker veins; the upper pair longer and narrower than the lower. Sepals with conspicuous veins. Fruit 3.5-4.5 cm long.
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Habitat: In light sandy soil in open bushland.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini.
Botswana distribution: SW
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 October 2020
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 83. (Includes a picture).

Mueller, T. (1963). Geraniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 143.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 76.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pelargonium dolomiticum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pelargonium dolomiticum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pelargonium dolomiticum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pelargonium dolomiticum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pelargonium dolomiticum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pelargonium dolomiticum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Pelargonium dolomiticum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pelargonium dolomiticum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pelargonium dolomiticum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Pelargonium dolomiticum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194500, retrieved 2 December 2020

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