Three new species of Pelargonium (Geraniaceae) from Namaqualand
Pelargonium hirtipetalum E.M. Marais, P. pubipetalum E.M. Marais and P. aridicola E.M. Marais are described as new species. They are all tuberous species with similar pinnatisect to bipinnatisect leaves belonging to section Hoarea (Sweet) DC. They correspond with regard to the leaf anatomy, the structure of the androecium and the striate-reticulate pattern of the tectum. Illustrations of all three species and a distribution map are provided.