African Plant Database

Geranium purpureum Vill.
Protologue : Hist. pl. Dauphiné 1: 272 (1786)
Information on the genus : Geranium
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Geranium robertianum subsp. purpureum (Vill.) Nyman (1878)
 Geranium robertianum var. purpureum (Vill.) DC. (1805)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Geranium elamellatum Kokwaro
=Geranium mediterraneum Jord. (1852)
=Geranium robertianum var. mediterraneum (Jord.) Rouy (1893)
=Geranium villarsianum Jord. (1849)
=Geranium robertianum var. villarsianum (Jord.) Rouy & Foucaud (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with erect or trailing stems, to 70 cm long.
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Ecology : Upland rain-forest, riverine forest, in moist shady places, stream banks; montane forest belt; 1300-3000 m alt.; in bamboo forest belt, c. 2400 m (Zaire). Europe; Madeira, Canary Is., Azores; N Africa; W Asia, Caucasus;
  naturalized in S. Africa (SW Cape), New Zealand.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.1 - 0.6 m. Alt: 4 - 62 m. Distribution: EC, WC

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1:
  • List. Esp. Sylv. Canarias : 114 (2004).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 250
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 276
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 195 (2008).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°10802 modified 2009-06-09
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