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
Typification:
Name Verified on: 27-Aug-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Aug-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring ()
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Materials: essential oils (used in perfumery)
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1963. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb) 2(1):147, 149.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  13. Miller, D. Pelargoniums; a gardener's guide to the species and their hybrids and cultivars. 1996 (Pelargoniums) 103-104.
  14. Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants (Pl Res SEAs) 19:143.
  15. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  16. van der Walt, J. J. A. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the type section of Pelargonium L'Hérit. (Geraniaceae) (Bothalia) 15:364.
  17. van der Walt, J. J. A. & P. J. Vorster Pelargoniums of southern Africa, vol. 3. 1988 (Pelargonium SAfr3)

Check other web resources for Pelargonium graveolens LʼHér. :


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=317549. Accessed 17 June 2018.