African Plant Database

Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet
Protologue : Geraniaceae 3: t. 281 (1825)
Information on the genus : Pelargonium
Basionym : Geranium luridum Andrews
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Geranium luridum Andrews
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polyactium aconitophyllum Eckl. & Zeyh.
=Pelargonium aconitophyllum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Steud. (1841)
=Pelargonium flabellifolium Harv. (1860)
=Pelargonium longiscapum Schltr. ex R. Knuth (1912)
=Pelargonium rehmannii Szyszyl. (1888)
=Pelargonium schlechteri R. Knuth (1907)
=Pelargonium zeyheri Harv. (1860)
=*Pelargonium polymorphum E. Mey.
=*Pelargonium hurifolium Sweet
=Pelargonium heckmannianum Engl. (1902)
=Pelargonium benguellense (Welw. ex Oliv.) Engl.
=Pelargonium flabellifolium var. benguellense Welw. ex Oliv. (1868)
=Pelargonium angulosum Szyszyl. non (Mill.) L'Hér.
=Pelargonium aconitophyllum var. angustisectum R. Knuth
=Pelargonium aconitophyllum var. latisectum R. Knuth
=Pelargonium aconitophyllum var. medium R. Knuth
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless geophyte with woody underground tuber; basal stems slender.
Ecology : Open bush, upland grassland, open places in deciduous woodland; also on burnt ground or in damp places, by streams; 800- 2440 m alt. S. Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.8 - 1 m. Alt: 10 - 2440 m. Distribution: LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1963). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 2[1]: 141-143

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 50 (1986).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 80 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 10466
Record n°10466
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