Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet

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Pelargonium luridum

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Along path to Pheza Forest, Chikukwa, Chimanimani Mts

Pelargonium luridum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutandani River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Pelargonium luridum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutandani River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Pelargonium aconitiphyllum Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names: Variable stork's-bill (English)
Status: Native
Perennial herb, dying back in winter. New leaves almost round, or slightly lobed, only becoming more dissected into lobes later. Flowers usually white or tinged with pink.
Derivation of specific name: luridum: wan, sallow
Habitat: Open areas and grassland, sometimes in burnt ground
Altitude range: Above 970 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: T,MS,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Cacyreus palemon palemon (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Sunday 22 March 2015

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 95. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 180. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 54.

Mueller, T. (1963). Geraniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 141 - 143.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 64, plate 89

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pelargonium luridum., retrieved 14 October 2019

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