1. Family: Geraniaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pelargonium L'Hér. ex Aiton
      1. Pelargonium mossambicense Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to W. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Geraniaceae, T. Müller. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Decumbent perennial herb, scented; stems up to 1 m. long, with very short lateral branches in one of the axils of apparently opposite leaves, often reddish, older parts woody; internodes (1) 4–7 (16) cm.; vegetative parts, peduncles and pedicels glandular and pubescent; hairs patent, or ± appressed on the leaves; glands often short-stalked.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 1·5–6 × 2–7 cm., very broadly ovate to depressed-ovate, base cordate, 3–5-palmatifid or -lobed; segments with 2–3 shallow obtuse to subacute lobes with crenate margin; petiole 1–7 (16) cm. long; stipules 4–11 × 3–7 mm., lanceolate to ovate, acute to acuminate, sometimes bifid, membranous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal pseudumbel of 2–5 flowers; peduncle 1–6 (12) cm. long, leaf-opposed or in the axil of the smaller of two apparently opposite leaves; bracts 5–8, 4–6 × 1–2 mm., lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acute, membranous; free part of pedicel 6–17 (35) mm. long.
    Spur
    Spur 6–11 (15) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 6–7 × 1–4 mm., lorate to oblong, acute to apiculate, pubescent and glandular.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, white to pink with purple veins, 7–11 (15) × 3–4 mm.; 2 posterior ones symmetrically to asymmetrically spathulate; 3 anterior ones narrowly obovate to obovate, unguiculate.
    Androecium
    Stamens with fertile filaments 7, 3–5 (6) mm. long, sterile filaments (staminodes) 3, 1–2 mm. long, all 10 connate at the base for 0·5–1·5 mm.; anthers 1–1·5 × 0·8–1 mm.
    Pistil
    Ovary with basal part tomentose; rostrum pubescent; style 1–3 mm. long; stigma 1–1·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Mature fruits not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Pelargonium mossambicense Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 225 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0