African Plant Database

Pelargonium grossularioides (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Protologue : Hortus Kew. 2: 42 (1789)
Notes : in Aiton ou Solander??
Information on the genus : Pelargonium
Basionym : Geranium grossularioides L.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Geranium grossularioides L.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pelargonium filicaule R. Knuth (1912)
=Pelargonium anceps L'Hér. ex Aiton (1789)
=Geranium parviflorum Andrews
=*Pelargonium micropetalum E. Mey.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual decumbent aromatic herb branching from the base; branches and with horizontal, branched rootstock; 0,6->2 m
Ecology : Variable species (leaf-form, number of flowers). Damp shady places; coastal; 0-150 m alt. S. Africa; Tristan da Cunha (introd.?); introd. in Kenya, India, California.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual, occ. perennial-Herb- Ht 0.05 - 0.2 m. Alt: 6 - 2795 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, KN, WC

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1963). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 2[1]: 145-146
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 10420
Record n°10420 modified 2009-02-03
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