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Taxon: Geranium robertianum L.

 
Genus: Geranium
Subgenus: Robertium
Section: Ruberta
Family: Geraniaceae
Nomen number: 444
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:681. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 17-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • herb-Robert  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • mountain geranium  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • herb-Robert   - English (Canada)
  • géranium de Robert   - French (Canada)
  • bico-de-cegonha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bico-de-grou-robertino  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-de-São-Roberto  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-roberta  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • stinknäva  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Wealth India RM 4:126. 1956; F Pak)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Libya (n.), Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Altay]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan (e.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan (n.), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • CHINA: China [Zhejiang Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Xizang Zizhiqu]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Shikoku] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.w.), Nepal, Pakistan (n.)

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Aedo, C. et al. 1998. World checklist of Geranium (Geraniaceae). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 56:246.
  2. Aedo, C. 2000. The genus Geranium L. (Geraniaceae) in North America. I. Annual species. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 58:76.
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  4. Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa. 1984. Flora of Himachal Pradesh.
  5. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1956. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. 4:126.
  6. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 160.
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  9. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  10. 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=Geranium+robertianum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  12. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  13. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 23.2, Ex. 1.
  14. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  15. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  16. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  17. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  18. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres
  19. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
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  21. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  22. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  23. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  24. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  25. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  26. Press, J. R. & M. J. Short, eds. 1994. Flora of Madeira.
  27. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  28. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  29. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  30. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  31. Yeo, P. 2002. Hardy geraniums, ed. 2
  32. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.
  33. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Geranium robertianum L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=444. Accessed 22 November 2019.