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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, creeping and scrambling; stems longitudinally furrowed, pilose, but sometimes becoming nearly tomentose or densely glandular on the upper parts of the stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 3–7-lobed, divided nearly to the base; lobes 0·5–2 mm. across at base, ovate to elliptic in outline, deeply divided into linear to oblong-lanceolate segments, pilose above and tomentose below; petiole 0·5–25 cm. long, longitudinally furrowed, pilose; stipules 3–15 mm. long, lacerated nearly to the base into linear-lanceolate segments, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2-flowered; peduncle 1–13 cm. long, pilose, tomentose or glandular; pedicels 1–4 cm. long, pilose, tomentose or glandular; bracts 2–7 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, hyaline at the edge, pilose or tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5–10 × 2–3 mm., ovate-lanceolate, cuspidate, 3-nerved and pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 9–15 × 4–8 mm., obovate, retuse at the apex, white, pink or mauve with dark veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, filaments about 6 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary pubescent; stigmas 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Cocci smooth, pilose; mature rostrum 13–27 × 1–2 mm., pubescent or glandular; stigmas 1–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds glabrous; testa covered with a shallow reticulate pattern.

[FTEA]

Geraniaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University College Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Perennial semiscandent, creeping and scrambling herb up to 1 m. long; stems longitudinally grooved, pilose (or glabrous below) but sometimes becoming nearly tomentose or densely glandular on the upper parts.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves:lowermost in basal rosettes, middle ones alternate or opposite, and the terminal sets usually opposite; lamina 3–7-lobed nearly to the base; lobes 0.5–2 mm. wide at the base, ovate to elliptic in outline, deeply divided into linear or oblong-lanceolate segments, pilose above and silvery tomentose beneath; petiole 0.5–25 cm. long, longitudinally grooved, pilose; stipules divided nearly to the base into linear-lanceolate segments, 3–15 mm. long, pilose especially on the abaxial surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2-flowered; peduncle 1–3 cm. long, pilose to tomentose or glandular; pedicels 1–4 cm. long; bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–7 mm. long, hyaline along the edges, pilose or tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 5–10 mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, cuspidate, 3-nerved and pilose, hispid to tomentose and with glandular hairs outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals obovate, 6–15 mm. long, 4–8 mm. wide, refuse, white, pink or mauve with dark veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens:filaments narrowly lanceolate, 4.2–6 mm. long, hispid to pubescent at base, cream or brown; anthers 1.2–1.5 mm. long, 0.6–0.8 mm. wide, yellowish-brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary pubescent; stigmas 1–4 mm. long, red or pale pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps smooth, pilose; mature rostrum 13–27 mm. long, 1–2 mm. wide, pubescent or glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.6–2 mm. long, 0.9–1.2 mm. wide, glabrous; testa covered with a shallow reticulate pattern, pale pink to dark brown.

Native to:

Cape Provinces

Geranium incanum Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Spec. Bot. Geran.: 28 (1759)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
  • Kokwaro, J.O. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Geraniaceae: 1-23.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Burm.f., Spec. Bot. Geraniis: 28, t. 1/26 (1759).
  • L., Sp. Pl., ed. 2: 957 (1763).
  • Laundon in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 36: 63 (1961)
  • Laundon in P.Z. 2: 134 (1963).
  • R. Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 129: 162, fig. 23/F–H (1912).
  • Salter in Fl. Cap. Pen.: 509 (1950).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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