3928.000 Pelargonium L'Hér. ex Aiton - Geraniums

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs (in ours). Leaves stipulate, opposite or alternate. Inflorescence a 2-many-flowered pseudumbel, bracts present. Flowers zygomorphic, 5-merous. Uppermost sepal with a backwardly directed spur tightly fused to the pedicel (the spur itself is not obvious but there is a clear swelling which marks the end; this may be close to the base of the pedicel). Stamens 10, connate at base, 2-7 filaments bearing anthers. Stigmas 5. Beak of mericarps twisting helically when ripe.

Worldwide: 280 species, most S African, but also in tropical Africa, India, Australia and NZ

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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Flora of Botswana: Pelargonium
Flora of Malawi: Pelargonium
Flora of Mozambique: Pelargonium
Flora of Zambia: Pelargonium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pelargonium

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pelargonium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pelargonium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pelargonium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pelargonium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pelargonium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pelargonium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=788, retrieved 29 October 2016

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