Species Pelargonium laevigatum
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Etymology of Pelargonium:
Gk. pelargos = a stork; referring to the beak of the fruit which resembles a stork’s bill (cf Geranium, Erodium).
Etymology of laevigatum:
From the Latin laevigatus = ‘smooth’
Pelargonium laevigatum (L. f.) Willd.
Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willd.] 685 (1800)
Lax shrublet to 50 cm. Leaves trifoliolate, segments terete, somewhat succulent, c. 3
2 cm. Flowers solitary or rarely to 5, c. 25 mm diam., pink, on short axillary peduncles; hypanthium 13--38 mm long, much longer than the pedicel. Throughout the year. Sandy slopes, KM, SE (Swartberg and Outeniqua Mts to E Cape).
Observations of Taxon
Name of observer:
David Gwynne-Evans (David)
Date observed unknown