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Taxon: Pelargonium graveolens L’Hér.

Genus: Pelargonium section: Pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae.
Nomen number: 317549
Place of publication: W. Aiton, Hort. kew. 2:423. 1789
Comments:
  • plants cultivated under this name differ from wild plants and may be of hybrid origin
  • for authorship see comments in J. S. African Bot. 45:377-380. 1979
Name verified on: 27-Aug-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-May-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • rose geranium   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • rose-scent geranium   (Source: Pelargonium SAfr3 ) – English
  • gerânio   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sardineira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province, Transvaal

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • Demarne, F. E. & J. J. A. van der Walt. 1989. Origin of the rose-scented Pelargonium cultivar grown on Réunion Island. S. African J. Bot. 55:184–191. [plant grown in Reunion for geranium oil is hybrid, P. capitatum × P. radens].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1963. Flora zambesiaca. 2(1):147, 149.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Miller, D. 1996. Pelargoniums; a gardener's guide to the species and their hybrids and cultivars. 103–104.
  • Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants. 19:143 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 19:143. [considers that commercial cultivated plants are misidentified using this name].
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Vorster. 1988. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 3.
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the type section of Pelargonium L'Hérit. (Geraniaceae). Bothalia 15:364.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Pelargonium graveolens L’Hér.:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Pelargonium graveolens cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?317549 (16 September 2014)

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