Pelargonium inodorum Willd.


Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 702 (1809) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weakly ascending to erect annual or short-lived perennial to 35(–60) cm high; stems, peduncles and pedicels variably covered with spreading long and short eglandular hairs and short glandular hairs or sessile glands; taproot fleshy. Leaves opposite, lamina ovate to cordate, 1–4 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, often shallowly 5–7 lobed, with scattered coarse, spreading or subappressed hairs, margin crenate; petiole 1–5 cm long. Umbels 3–14-flowered; peduncle 3–8 cm long; pedicels 1–5 mm long (to 10 mm in fruit); sepals ovate, 2–4 mm long, acute or acuminate, with scattered short coarse hairs; 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. Flowers Sep.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas. New Zealand. Widespread in moist lowland to montane woodlands and forests south of the Great Dividing Range, but generally uncommon except following fire or other disturbance.

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, 2018-12-20
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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 inodorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pelargonium inodorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory