Pelargonium littorale Huegel

Bot. Arch. t. 5 (1837)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Erect to ascending perennial to c. 40 cm high; stems, peduncles and pedicels pilose, with long and short eglandular hairs and shortly stalked or sessile glands; taproot fleshy or fibrous. Leaves opposite, lamina ovate-cordate or orbicular, to 6 cm long and wide, entire to shallowly 5–7-lobed, sparsely and usually coarsely hairy to glabrescent, margin crenate or bluntly toothed; petioles to 10(–25) cm long. Umbels 2–7-flowered; peduncles to c. 8 cm long; pedicels 3–16 mm long; sepals narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm long, acute, with sparse, long (c. 1 mm or more) spreading hairs, sometimes mixed with much shorter erect hairs; sepal spur 1–3.5 mm long; petals usually deep pink, 5–6 mm long; fertile stamens 4 or 5. Fruits 14–22 mm long; mericarps pilose. Flowers Oct.–Apr.

EGL, EGU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MonT, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. Scattered but rather uncommon, usually on sandy soils, mostly near-coastal, but also in Little Desert and Wedderburn areas.

Source: Smith, L.P.; Walsh, N.G. (1999). Pelargonium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-01-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Geraniales
family Geraniaceae
genus Pelargonium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pelargonium littorale in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pelargonium littorale in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory