genus Pelargonium


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Noun1.genus Pelargonium - geraniums native chiefly to South Africagenus Pelargonium - geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Geraniaceae, Geraniaceae, geranium family - chiefly herbaceous plants
Pelargonium graveolens, rose geranium, sweet-scented geranium - any of several southern African geraniums having fragrant three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and pink flowers
bedding geranium, fish geranium, Pelargonium hortorum, zonal pelargonium - an upright geranium having scalloped leaves with a broad color zone inside the margin and white or pink or red flowers
hanging geranium, ivy geranium, ivy-leaved geranium, Pelargonium peltatum - a commonly cultivated trailing South American plant with peltate leaves and rosy flowers
apple geranium, nutmeg geranium, Pelargonium odoratissimum - geranium with round fragrant leaves and small white flowers
lemon geranium, Pelargonium limoneum - a common garden geranium with lemon-scented foliage
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In addition to a further 280 known species, both species belong to the genus Pelargonium, tribe Geranieae, section Cortusina of the Geraniaceae family (Dreyer et al.
The genus Pelargonium (Geraniaceae) comprises approximately 270 distinct species of perennial small shrubs of which about 80% occur in southern Africa with the centre of diversity in the Cape Province (Van der Walt and Vorster, 1988).
Don't confuse these hardy plants with those other "geraniums," which actually belong to the genus Pelargonium.