3924.000 Geranium L.

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.

Geranium incanum subsp. nyassense

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
arabicum Forssk. subsp. arabicum C,EDescription, Image
exellii J.R. LaundonE
incanum Burm. f. subsp. nyassense (R. Knuth) J.R. LaundonEDescription, Image
ocellatum Jacquem. ex Cambess.N,W,C,E

Other sources of information about Geranium:

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Flora of Mozambique: Geranium
Flora of Zambia: Geranium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Geranium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Geranium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Geranium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Geranium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Geranium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Geranium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=786, retrieved 28 November 2014

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