Pelargonium transvaalense Knuth
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PELARGONIUM NOTES
Pflanzenr. 4, 129 (1912) 434.
Section Ciconium

Habit
Herbaceous, much-branched subshrub, occasionally prostrate or scrambling, dying back in winter. Up to 0.8 m tall, though usually much less. Stems smooth, herbaceous, hirsute and densely covered with long glandular hairs, green.



Leaves
Simple, soft, hirsute and covered with long glandular hairs, green. Lamina cordate, often 5-palmatilobate to 5-palmatipartite with lobes triangular and acute, margins dentate, base cordately incised, (35-)60-80(-100) x (45-)75-90(-170) mm, occasionally zoned with a dark purple ring, petiole (30-)90-110(-220) mm. Stipules ovate to lanceolate, apex often deeply dentate, 8-9 x 3 mm, membraneous.


Inflorescence
Branch ramified with smaller foliar leaves, bearing 2-5 pseudo-umbels each with 3-10 flowers. Peduncle 20-100 mm long, hirsute and densely covered with long glandular hairs. Pedicel 4-15 mm.



Sepals
Lanceolate, abaxially densely hirsute and thickly interspersed with long glandular hairs, reddish-brown, ca. 10 x 2-3 mm. Hypanthium ca. 20 mm.

Petals
5, pink with carmine red veins, posterior two with long claws, apex emarginate, ca. 19 x 7 mm, reflexed at ca. 90 deg. Anterior three narrowly spathulate with long narrow claws, ca. 18 x 4 mm, reflexed at ca. 90 deg.


Stamens
7 fertile, 4 long, 1 shorter, 2 short. 

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Literature
POSA2
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