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Taxon: Pelargonium capitatum (L.) LʼHér.

 
Genus: Pelargonium
Section: Pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae
Nomen number: 27111
Place of publication: W. Aiton, Hort. kew. 2:425. 1789
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • [ornamental plants cultivated under this name may be of hybrid origin]
  • • for authorship see comments in J. S. African Bot. 45:377-380. 1979
  • • authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 06-Apr-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Aug-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • rose geranium  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • rose-scent geranium  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • rose-scent pelargonium  (Source: Pelargonium SAfr1) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. 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)
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  3. Demarne, F. & J. J. A. van der Walt 1989. Origin of the rose-scented Pelargonium cultivar grown on Réunion Island S. African J. Bot. 55(2):184-191.
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  5. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  6. Miller, D. Pelargoniums; a gardener's guide to the species and their hybrids and cultivars. 1996 (Pelargoniums) 97-98.
  7. Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants (Pl Res SEAs) 19:145.
  8. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  9. van der Walt, J. J. A. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the type section of Pelargonium L'Hérit. (Geraniaceae) (Bothalia) 15:353.
  10. van der Walt, J. J. A. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 1. 1977 (Pelargonium SAfr1) 7.
  11. van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Vorster Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 3. 1988 (Pelargonium SAfr3)
  12. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Pelargonium capitatum (L.) LʼHér. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27111. Accessed 18 October 2018.