Pelargonium sp. 1

Omeo Stork's-bill

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:238 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Tufted perennial to c. 15 cm high; stems, peduncles and pedicels subvelutinous with short glandular hairs and usually scattered longer eglandular hairs; rhizomes fleshy, extensively branched, forming colonies to several metres wide. Leaves all or mostly basal; cauline leaves, if present, opposite, lamina ovate, 1–2.5 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, often truncate at base, entire to shallowly 5–7-lobed, minutely glandular pubescent with short, coarse eglandular hairs along veins and near margin, margin crenate; petioles c. 2–6 cm long. Umbels (1–)3-flowered; peduncles 1–4 cm long; pedicels 10–20 mm long; sepals narrow-elliptic, 4.5–5.5 mm long, acute, subvelutinous, glandular, sometimes with scattered longer hairs; sepal spur 1–1.5 mm long; petals obovate, 8–11 mm long, bright pink with purple veins; fertile stamens 6 or 7. Fruits 10–15 mm long; mericarps pilose.  Flowers Nov.–Jan.

HNF. In Victoria, apparently confined to the shores and bed of Lake Omeo near Benambra, growing in cracking clay soil, and occasionally flooded. Occurs in similar habitats in southern NSW.

Although formerly regarded as closely related to P. rodneyanum, this species appears to have closer affinities to P. australe.

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: Neville Walsh, 2015-01-28
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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 sp. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pelargonium sp. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native