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Pelargonium inodorum Willd.
Family Geraniaceae
Pelargonium inodorum Willd. APNI*

Description: Annual or short-lived perennial herb to 35 cm high, ± odoriferous, softly hairy; stems with mostly short non-glandular and shorter glandular hairs; taproots fleshy.

Leaves opposite with lamina ovate to cordate, 1–4 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, often 5–7-lobed, lobes crenate, both surfaces with scattered hairs or upper surface glabrous; petiole 1–5 cm long.

Umbels 3–14-flowered; peduncle 3–8 cm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long, lengthening up to 10 mm in fruiting stage. Calyx lobes 2–4 mm long, sepal spur 0.5–1 mm long. Petals 2–4 mm long, deep pink, sometimes with darker veins. Fertile stamens 3–5.

Fruit 10–14 mm long; mericarps pilose.


Flowering: mainly summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in woodland and forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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