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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, prostrate and straggling; stems longitudinally furrowed, pilose with spreading glandular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 5-lobed, divided to about 4/5; lobes 2–6 mm. across at base, elliptic in outline, pinnatilobed, pilose on both surfaces; petiole 5–80 mm. long, longitudinally furrowed, with spreading glandular hairs; stipules 4–5 mm. long, lacerated nearly to the base into linear-lanceolate segments, ± pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2-flowered (rarely 1-flowered by reduction); peduncle 1–9 cm. long, pilose with small glands on the ends of the hairs; pedicels 1–4 cm. long, pilose with small glands on the ends of the hairs; bracts 3–4 mm. long, very narrowly lanceolate, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5–6 × 2–2·5 mm., elliptic-lanceolate, cuspidate (the tip 1 mm. long), 3-nerved, glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals about 8–9 × 4 mm., obovate, white or nearly white with pink veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, filaments 5 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary pubescent; stigmas 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Cocci smooth, pilose; mature rostrum 14–16 × 1 mm., glandular; stigmas 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds glabrous; testa covered with a shallow reticulate network.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Geranium exellii J.R.Laundon appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 35: 62 (1961)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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