Taxon: Pelargonium peltatum (L.) L'Hér.

Genus: Pelargonium
    Section: Ciconium
Family: Geraniaceae
Nomen number: 27135
Place of publication: W. Aiton, Hort. kew. 2:427. 1789
  • • for authorship see comments in J. S. African Bot. 45:377-380. 1979
  • • authorship verified from original literature
  • • authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 07-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Gene sources: ornamental features (ancester of ivy-leaved pelargoniums fide Hortus 3; Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987 (L SAfr)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • 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.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Miller, D. Pelargoniums; a gardener's guide to the species and their hybrids and cultivars. 1996 (Pelargoniums) 49-50.
  • Olivier, M. C. & J. J. A. van der Walt 1984. The taxonomy of the Pelargonium peltatum (L.) L'Hérit. complex J. S. African Bot. 50:2.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1968. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur) 2:193.
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 1. 1977 (Pelargonium SAfr1) 33.
  • van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Vorster Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 3. 1988 (Pelargonium SAfr3)


Check other web resources for Pelargonium peltatum (L.) L'Hér. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.