Description of the genus
Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple, palmately lobed or dissected. Flowers actinomorphic, solitary or in pairs, axillary. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 10 (in ours), usually all fertile. Ovary 5-locular. Beak of mericarp rolling upwards at maturity, remaining attached at its apex.
Worldwide: 300 species in temperate regions and in the montane tropics.
Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.
Other sources of information about Geranium:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: GeraniumFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): GeraniumFlora Zambesiaca
web site: GeraniumGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for GeraniumIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): GeraniumKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Geranium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=786, retrieved 11 December 2013