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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi (Mt. Mulanje).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb; stems decumbent, pilose or pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 5-lobed, divided to less than 3/4 lobes 2–6 mm. across at base, obovate in outline, pinnatilobed to pinnatipartite, coarsely pubescent on both the upper and lower surfaces; petiole 0·5–16 cm. long, longitudinally furrowed, pilose or pubescent; stipules 4–7 mm. long, entire, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1-flowered; peduncle 3–4 cm. long, pubescent or pilose; pedicels 1–3 cm. long, pubescent; bracts 3–5 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, acute, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 6–8 × 2–3 mm., ovate to elliptic, mucronate, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals about 10 × 5 mm., obovate, retuse at the apex, pale pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10; filaments about 5 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, pubescent towards the base; anthers dark purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary tomentose; stigmas 5, pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Cocci smooth, pilose; mature rostrum 15–17 × 1·5 mm., pubescent; stigmas 2–2·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds glabrous; testa covered with a shallow reticulate pattern.

Native to:

Malawi

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1961 Brass, L.J. [16789], Malawi K000049846
Jan 1, 1961 Buchanan, J. [1018], Malawi K000049847

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 35: 70 (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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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