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 South African, but also in tropical Africa, India, Australia and NZ

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
luridum (Andrews) SweetN,W,ENw,N,Mc,C,LkDescription, Image
whytei Baker EMcDescription, Image

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pelargonium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pelargonium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pelargonium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pelargonium
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iNaturalist: Pelargonium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pelargonium
JSTOR Plant Science: Pelargonium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pelargonium
Plants of the World Online: Pelargonium
Tropicos: Pelargonium
Wikipedia: Pelargonium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pelargonium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=788, retrieved 1 October 2023

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