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Genus: Pelargonium L’Hér.

Family: Geraniaceae
Common name: geranium
Genus number: 8986
Last updated: 01-Feb-2005
Comment: all 187 accepted species are in GRIN.

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.

References for genus:

  • Bakker, F. T. et al. 2000. Mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA-based phylogeny of Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 87:727–734.
  • James, C. M. et al. 2004. Molecular studies in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). A taonomic appraisal of section Ciconium and the origin of 'Zonal' and 'Ivy-leaved' cultivars. Pl. Syst. Evol. 243:131–146.
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. 1977. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 1. (Pelargonium SAfr1)
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. 1979. Notes on the nomenclature of Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). J. S. African Bot. 45:377–380.
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Virster. 1981. Typification of the genus Pelargonium L'Herit. (fam. Geraniaceae). Taxon 30:307.
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Vorster. 1981. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 2. (Pelargonium SAfr2)
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Vorster. 1988. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 3. (Pelargonium SAfr3)
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Pelargonium:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Pelargonium cultivars

Subdivisions of genus Pelargonium:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries

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Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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