Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Geranium family
Mueller, T. (1963)
Geraniaceae FZ 2(1)
Description of the family
Herbs, shrubs or suffrutices. Stipules present. Leaves alternate or opposite. Inflorescences usually axillary, sometimes pseudumbellate. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Sepals 5, free, but in Pelargonium the upper one with a spur fused to the pedicel. Petals 5, free, rarely 0. Ovary superior, 3-5-locular, beaked (in ours). Fruit a dry 5-celled schizocarp with 1 seed per cell, each mericarp and its apical sterile beak separating from the column and splitting open at maturity in various ways.
Worldwide: 11 genera and 700 species, mainly temperate with few tropical.The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this family:
More sample images from the Geraniaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Geraniaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Geraniaceae pageFlora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for GeraniaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Geraniaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=91, retrieved 19 May 2013