Scientific Name
Pelargonium patulum Jacq.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
D. van der Colff & L. von Staden
Pelargonium patulum is widespread and not in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
This species is endemic to the mountains of the Western Cape, where it occurs from the Cederberg to the Hottentots Holland Mountains, and eastwards to the Langeberg at Swellendam.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
South Hex Sandstone Fynbos, North Hex Sandstone Fynbos, Winterhoek Sandstone Fynbos, Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos, Western Altimontane Sandstone Fynbos, Olifants Sandstone Fynbos, Graafwater Sandstone Fynbos, South Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos, North Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos, South Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos, North Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos, Boland Granite Fynbos
It occurs on well-drained sandstone slopes in montane fynbos.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium patulum Jacq. var. tenuilobum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Harv.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pelargonium patulum Jacq. var. grandiflorum N.van WykLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pelargonium patulum Jacq. var. patulum Least 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.

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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.

Van der Walt, J.J.A. and Vorster, P.J. 1981. Pelargoniums of southern Africa (Vol. II). Juta, Cape Town.

van der Colff, D. & von Staden, L. 2020. Pelargonium patulum Jacq. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/27

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