Geranium wakkerstroomianum R.Knuth
  • Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg.


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Morphology

Diffuse perennial herb, tap-root eventually thick and woody, stems straggling, often forming loose clumps, up to elm long, loosely branched pilose with spreading or somewhat retrorse white eglandular hairs, rarely with some gland-tipped hairs as well, very rarely nearly glabrous or with a few ± retrorse hairs. Stipules deeply dissected, segments linear-acuminate. Leaves with petioles up to ±300 mm long, diminishing upwards, uppermost leaves often on very short petioles, clad in spreading hairs, usually eglandular; blade up to ±90 mm in diam., often ±25-60 mm, digitately 5-lobed about two-thirds of the way to the base, the lobes ± elliptic in outline, shallowly lobed, thinly ± appressed hairy above, sparsely to densely hairy below, these hairs long, ± spreading, eglandular. Peduncles opposite the upper leaves, usually 2-flowered, mostly 20-65 mm long, usually pilose with long spreading hairs, rarely gland-tipped, rarely hairs sparser, shorter or somewhat retrorse. Pedicels ±10-40 mm long, hairy as the peduncles. Sepals (4-)6-8 x (1.75-)2-3 mm, pilose with long spreading hairs, very rarely some hairs gland-tipped. Petals ±7-17 x 2.5-5.5(-7) mm, narrowly obovate, deeply notched, usually white veined pink or red, rarely pink. Rostrum with short fine spreading hairs, occasionally with some long hairs as well, rarely gland-tipped.

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    Perennial herb, up to 1 m high. Stems straggling. Leaves with median primary leaf lobe of blade shallowly to deeply cut, but not to base of leaf; petioles up to 300 mm long, diminishing upwards, upper leaves with very short petioles, clad in spreading hairs, usually eglandular. Flowers: inflorescence usually 2-flowered, peduncles opposite, pedicels 10-40 mm long; petals narrow, 7-17 x 2.5-5.5 mm, deeply notched; Jul.-Apr.

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    Habitat

    It is essentially a montane plant growing between 1200 and 2500 m above sea level, where it can be found in damp sheltered places around rocks and on the margins of forest patches, or in marshy grassy places.

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    Mesic Grassland. Mountainsides, forest margins, in damp sheltered or marshy, grassy places.

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    Distribution

    Zoutpansberg in the northern Transvaal across the mountains and high ground in the east to western Swaziland, the eastern and north-eastern Orange Free State, Natal, Transkei and the eastern and north-eastern Cape as far west as the Stormberg and the Amatola Mountains.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Burtt, BL; Hilliard, OM. 1985. A revision of Geranium in Africa south of the Limpopo. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 42(2): 171 - 225.
    • 2 Masupa, TT; Retief, E; Meyer, NL. 2017. Geraniaceae. In: E Retief & NL Meyer (eds), Plants of the Free State: Inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 581 - 590. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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