African Plant Database

Geranium arabicum Forssk.
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 124 (1775)
Information on the genus : Geranium
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Geranium arabicum Forssk. subsp. arabicum (1775)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Geranium keniense Standl. (1917)
=Geranium simense var. glabrium Oliv.
=Geranium simense var. meyeri Engl.
=Geranium simense f. aprica Engl.
=*Geranium simense f. umbrosa Engl. type as for G.simense
Taxon infra-specific
Geranium arabicum Forssk. subsp. arabicum (1775)
Geranium arabicum subsp. latistipulatum (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Kokwaro
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, profusely branched, stoloniferous, creeping and 0,5-1,5 m (probably more) high; stem and branches quadrangular
Ecology : grassland; by streams, in marshes; 1100-3950 m alt. Comprises 2 subspp. N Africa, Egypt; Arabia (Yemen); W Indian Ocean Is., Madagascar; S. Africa? (Port St Johns, Transkei); Fernando Poo (Bioko).
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa. Asia,
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°175335 modified 2007-03-30
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