Waving Pelargonium

Scientific Name
Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet
Higher Classification
Pelargonium aconitophyllum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Steud., Pelargonium flabellifolium Harv., Pelargonium flabellifolium Harv. var. benguellense Welw. ex Oliv., Pelargonium flabellifolium Harv. var. flabellifolium, Pelargonium longiscapum Schltr., Pelargonium rehmannii Szyszyl., Pelargonium zeyheri Harv.
Common Names
Inyonkulu (z), Isandla Sonwabu (z), Ishaqa (z), Stork's Bill (e), Umsongelo (z), Unyawolwenkukhu (z), Uvendle (z), Variable Stork's Bill (e), Vendhle (z), Waving Pelargonium (e), Wild Geranium (e), Wildemalva (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) SweetLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.

Muller, T., Laundon, J.R. and Bowden, L.F. 1963. Geraniaceae. In: A.W. Exell, A. Fernandes and H. Wild (eds). Flora Zambesiaca 2 (Part 1):130-149. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations, London.

Pooley, E. 2003. Mountain flowers: a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/23

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