3924.000 Geranium L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple, palmately lobed or dissected. Flowers actinomorphic, solitary or in pairs, axillary. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 10 (in ours), usually all fertile. Ovary 5-locular. Beak of mericarp rolling upwards at maturity, remaining attached at its apex.

Worldwide: 300 species in temperate regions and in the montane tropics.

Malawi: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aculeolatum Oliv.N,C,S
arabicum Forssk. subsp. arabicum N,SDescription, Image
incanum Burm. f. subsp. nyassense (R. Knuth) J.R. LaundonNDescription, Image
mlanjense J.R. Laundon[End]S
ocellatum Jacquem. ex Cambess.S
vagans Baker subsp. vagans N
vagans Baker subsp. whytei (Baker) J.R. LaundonS

Other sources of information about Geranium:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Geranium
Flora of Mozambique: Geranium
Flora of Zambia: Geranium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Geranium

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Geranium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=786, retrieved 23 April 2024

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