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Genus: Pelargonium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Order: Geraniales > Family: Geraniaceae

About 280 species (Africa, Asia, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Madagascar, Australia and New Zealand), of which 245 are native to southern Africa, mainly in the Western Cape.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Pelargonium abrotanifolium


Pelargonium acetosum


Pelargonium aciculatum


Pelargonium acraeum


Pelargonium adriaanii


Pelargonium aestivale


Pelargonium albersii


Pelargonium album


Pelargonium alchemilloides


Pelargonium alpinum


Pelargonium alternans


Pelargonium althaeoides


Pelargonium anauris


Pelargonium anethifolium


Pelargonium angustipetalum


Pelargonium antidysentericum


Pelargonium apetalum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Pelargonium appendiculatum


Pelargonium aridicola


Pelargonium aridum


Pelargonium aristatum


Pelargonium articulatum


Pelargonium asarifolium


Pelargonium attenuatum


Pelargonium auritum


Pelargonium barklyi


Pelargonium betulinum


Pelargonium bicolor


Pelargonium bifolium


Pelargonium bowkeri


Pelargonium brevipetalum


Pelargonium brevirostre


Pelargonium bubonifolium


Pelargonium burgerianum


Pelargonium burtoniae


Pelargonium buysii


Pelargonium caespitosum


Pelargonium caffrum


Pelargonium caledonicum


Pelargonium calviniae


Pelargonium campestre


Pelargonium candicans


Pelargonium capillare


Pelargonium capitatum


Pelargonium capituliforme


Pelargonium carneum


Pelargonium carnosum


Pelargonium caroli-henrici


Pelargonium caucalifolium


Pelargonium ceratophyllum


Pelargonium chamaedryfolium


Pelargonium chelidonium


Pelargonium citronellum

Occurs in the winter rainfall karoo (near Ladismith), near streams on clay. Flowers can also be pinkish purple. Crushed leaves are lemon-scented. Flowers from August to January. 

Pelargonium citronellum

Pelargonium columbinum


Pelargonium confertum


Pelargonium connivens


Pelargonium cordifolium


Pelargonium coronopifolium


Pelargonium cortusifolium


Pelargonium crassicaule


Pelargonium crassipes


Pelargonium crispum


Pelargonium crithmifolium


Pelargonium cucullatum


Pelargonium curviandrum


Pelargonium dasyphyllum


Pelargonium denticulatum


Pelargonium desertorum


Pelargonium dichondrifolium


Pelargonium dipetalum


Pelargonium dispar


Pelargonium divisifolium


Pelargonium dolomiticum


Pelargonium echinatum


Pelargonium elegans


Pelargonium ellaphieae


Pelargonium elongatum


Pelargonium englerianum


Pelargonium eupatoriifolium


Pelargonium exhibens


Pelargonium exstipulatum


Pelargonium fasciculaceum


Pelargonium fergusoniae


Pelargonium fissifolium


Pelargonium frutetorum


Pelargonium fruticosum


Pelargonium fulgidum


Pelargonium fumariifolium


Pelargonium gibbosum


Pelargonium gilgianum


Pelargonium githagineum


Pelargonium glabriphyllum


Pelargonium glutinosum


Pelargonium gracile


Pelargonium gracilipes


Pelargonium gracillimum


Pelargonium grandicalcaratum


Pelargonium grandiflorum


Pelargonium graveolens

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pelargonium grenvilleae


Pelargonium greytonense


Pelargonium griseum


Pelargonium grossularioides


Pelargonium hantamianum


Pelargonium hemicyclicum


Pelargonium hermanniifolium


Pelargonium heterophyllum


Pelargonium hirtipetalum


Pelargonium hirtum


Pelargonium hispidum


Pelargonium hypoleucum


Pelargonium hystrix


Pelargonium incarnatum


Pelargonium incrassatum


Pelargonium inquinans


Pelargonium iocastum


Pelargonium ionidiflorum

Pelargonium karooicum


Pelargonium keerombergense


Pelargonium klinghardtense


Pelargonium laciniatum


Pelargonium ladysmithianum


Pelargonium laevigatum


Pelargonium lanceolatum


Pelargonium laxum


Pelargonium leipoldtii


Pelargonium leptum


Pelargonium leucophyllum


Pelargonium lobatum

Pelargonium longicaule


Pelargonium longiflorum


Pelargonium longifolium


Pelargonium luridum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pelargonium luteolum


Pelargonium luteum


Pelargonium magenteum

Cedarberg (Western Cape, South Africa) on rocky slope with karoid vegetation.

Pelargonium minimum


Pelargonium mollicomum


Pelargonium moniliforme


Pelargonium mossambicense

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pelargonium multicaule


Pelargonium multiradiatum


Pelargonium mutans


Pelargonium myrrhifolium


Pelargonium nanum


Pelargonium nelsonii


Pelargonium nephrophyllum


Pelargonium nervifolium


Pelargonium nummulifolium


Pelargonium oblongatum


Pelargonium ocellatum


Pelargonium ochroleucum


Pelargonium odoratissimum


Pelargonium oenothera


Pelargonium oppositifolium


Pelargonium oreophilum


Pelargonium otaviense


Pelargonium ovale


Pelargonium oxaloides


Pelargonium panduriforme


Pelargonium paniculatum


Pelargonium papilionaceum


Pelargonium parvipetalum


Pelargonium parvirostre


Pelargonium patulum


Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy-leaved pelargonium)

Kolsuring [Afrikaans]

Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy-leaved pelargonium)

Pelargonium petroselinifolium


Pelargonium pillansii


Pelargonium pilosellifolium


Pelargonium pinnatum


Pelargonium plurisectum


Pelargonium polycephalum


Pelargonium praemorsum


Pelargonium proliferum


Pelargonium pseudofumarioides


Pelargonium pseudoglutinosum


Pelargonium pubipetalum


Pelargonium pulchellum


Pelargonium pulverulentum


Pelargonium punctatum


Pelargonium quarciticola


Pelargonium quercifolium


Pelargonium radens


Pelargonium radiatum


Pelargonium radicatum


Pelargonium radulifolium


Pelargonium ramosissimum


Pelargonium ranunculophyllum


Pelargonium rapaceum


Pelargonium redactum


Pelargonium reflexipetalum


Pelargonium reflexum


Pelargonium rehmannii


Pelargonium reniforme


Pelargonium ribifolium

Pelargonium tragacanthoides (Dassieboegoe)

Pelargonium riversdalense


Pelargonium rubiginosum


Pelargonium rustii


Pelargonium salmoneum 

Pelargonium salmoneum

Pelargonium scabroide


Pelargonium scabrum


Pelargonium schizopetalum


Pelargonium schlechteri


Pelargonium semitrilobum


Pelargonium senecioides


Pelargonium sericifolium


Pelargonium setosiusculum


Pelargonium setosum


Pelargonium setulosum


Pelargonium sibthorpiifolium


Pelargonium sidoides 

Kalwerbossie [Afrikaans]

Occurs in dry, stony places in short grassland, from Uniondale (in southern Cape) through to Gauteng, South Africa. 


Pelargonium sidoides (Kalwerbossie)

Pelargonium spinosum


Pelargonium stipulaceum


Pelargonium sublignosum


Pelargonium suburbanum


Pelargonium sulphureum


Pelargonium tabulare


Pelargonium tenellum


Pelargonium tenuicaule


Pelargonium ternatum


Pelargonium ternifolium


Pelargonium tetragonum


Pelargonium theianthum


Pelargonium tomentosum


Pelargonium tongaense


Pelargonium torulosum


Pelargonium tragacanthoides 

Dassieboegoe [Afrikaans]


Pelargonium transvaalense


Pelargonium triandrum


Pelargonium tricolor


Pelargonium trifidum


Pelargonium trifoliolatum


Pelargonium tripalmatum


Pelargonium triphyllum


Pelargonium triste


Pelargonium undulatum


Pelargonium vanderwaltii


Pelargonium viciifolium


Pelargonium vinaceum


Pelargonium violiflorum


Pelargonium vitifolium


Pelargonium woodii


Pelargonium worcesterae


Pelargonium xerophyton


Pelargonium zonale




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