Pelargonium pachypodium J.P.Roux
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|Pelargonium pachypodium is a rare and localized species, currently known from a single subpopulation, but possibly overlooked. It is not threatened.|
|South African endemic|
Habitat and Ecology
|Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld|
|Sheltered under shrubs in shale renosterveld.|
|There are no known severe threats to this species.|
This species is currently known from a single subpopulation (Roux 2013). More field surveys are needed to determine if other subpopulations exist - its preferred habitat is extensive across the Hantam-Roggeveld Escarpment, an area that is still relatively poorly explored.
Roux, J.P. 2013. GERANIACEAE: Pelargonium pachypodium (sect. Otidia), a new species from northern Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 43(2):230-233.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Pelargonium pachypodium J.P.Roux. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/26|