1. Family: Geraniaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pelargonium L'Hér. ex Aiton
      1. Pelargonium graveolens L'Hér.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to E. Cape Prov.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1700 - 2900 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba
    [FZ]

    Geraniaceae, T. Müller. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Suffrutex up to 1·3 m. tall, strongly aromatic; internodes 1–8 cm. (or 0·2–1 cm. in E.M.&W. 348) long; vegetative parts, peduncles and pedicels glandular and pubescent, tomentose when young, hairs patent or ± oppressed on the leaves, glands short-stalked to ± sessile.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–7 × 2·5–8 cm. (2·3 × 2·5–4 cm. in E.M.&W. 348), broadly ovate to depressed-ovate, pinnatipartite or sometimes almost palmatipartite, cordate at the base; two basal segments much larger than the rest and often further subdivided with segments often pinnatilobed and irregularly dentate, margin revolute; petiole l·5–4 (8) cm. long (0·2–1·7 cm. in E.M. & W. 348); stipules 4–9 × 3–7 mm., deltate to broadly ovate, acute, often bifid, membranous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a pseudumbel of (1) 2–5 (7) flowers; peduncle (0·2) 1–4 cm. long, leaf-opposed or in the axil of the smaller of 2 apparently opposite leaves; bracts 3–8, 5–8 × 2–4 mm., ovate, membranous; free part of pedicel (2) 4–8 (10) mm. long.
    Spur
    Spur 4–8 (10) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 7·5–11 × 2–5 mm., narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate or lorate to narrowly oblong, acute, patent-pubescent and glandular.
    Corolla
    Petals pink with darker veins; 2 posterior ones (14) 17–20 × 5–5·6 (6) mm., spathulate; 3 anterior ones (11) 13–15 × 2–3·5 (4) mm., oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, unguiculate.
    Androecium
    Stamens with fertile filaments 7, 10–16 mm. long; sterile filaments (staminodes) 3, 5–8 mm. long, all 10 connate at the base for 1·5–5 mm.; anthers 2–2·8 × 0·9–1 ·2 (1 ·5) mm.
    Pistil
    Ovary with basal part tomentose; rostrum pubescent; style 5–8 mm. long; stigmas 2–2·8 (3·2) mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1·8–2·4 cm. long; cocci 5–5·5 × 1·4–1·7 mm.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3·2–3·6 × 1·4–1·8 mm., obovate, pale brown, minutely reticulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Canary Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico Southwest, Puerto Rico

    Pelargonium graveolens L'Hér. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gouan [s.n.], South Africa K000417315 Unknown type material
    Gouan [s.n.], South Africa K000417327

    First published in W.Aiton, Hort. Kew. 2: 423 (1789)

    Accepted by

    • Jeanmonod, D. & Schlüssel, A. (éd.) (2012). Notes et contributions à la flore de Corse, XXIV Candollea 67: 293-321.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera & C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2010). Manual de plantas de Costa Rica volumen V. Dicotiledóneas (Clusiaceae-Gunneraceae) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 1-970. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jeanmonod, D. & Schlüssel, A. (éd.) (2012). Notes et contributions à la flore de Corse, XXIV Candollea 67: 293-321.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera & C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2010). Manual de plantas de Costa Rica volumen V. Dicotiledóneas (Clusiaceae-Gunneraceae) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 1-970. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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