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Taxon: Pelargonium graveolens LʼHér.

 
Genus: Pelargonium
Section: Pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae
Nomen number: 317549
Place of publication: W. Aiton, Hort. kew. 2:423. 1789
Link to protologue:
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.
Accessions: 5 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province, Transvaal]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. 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. Note: plant grown in Reunion for geranium oil is hybrid, Pelargonium capitatum × P. radens
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1963. Flora zambesiaca. 2(1):147, 149.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Pelargonium+graveolens&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  10. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  11. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  12. Miller, D. 1996. Pelargoniums; a gardener's guide to the species and their hybrids and cultivars 103-104.
  13. Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 19:143. Note: considers that commercial cultivated plants are misidentified using this name
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Vorster. 1988. Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 3
  16. van der Walt, J. J. A. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the type section of Pelargonium L'Hérit. (Geraniaceae). Bothalia 15:364.
  17. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Pelargonium graveolens LʼHér. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=317549. Accessed 20 September 2019.