3928.000 Pelargonium - 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: 5 taxa.
Other sources of information about Pelargonium:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: PelargoniumFlora of Malawi
: PelargoniumFlora of Mozambique
: PelargoniumFlora of Zambia
: PelargoniumFlora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Pelargonium
(electronic Plant Information Center): PelargoniumFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PelargoniumGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PelargoniumIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PelargoniumKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pelargonium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=788, retrieved 5 December 2016