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A taxonomic revision of the type section of Pelargonium L’Hérit. (Geraniaceae)

J. J. A. van der Walt
Bothalia | Vol 15, No 3/4 | a1828 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v15i3/4.1828 | © 1984 J. J. A. van der Walt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 December 1984 | Published: 06 December 1984

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Abstract

Twenty four species are recognized in this taxonomic treatment of the section Pelargonium which was last revised by Knuth in 1912, Most species occur in the south-western, southern and eastern Cape where they usually grow in rather moist, semi-shaded habitats, A key to the identification o f the species has been compiled, and at least one illustration as well as a distribution map is presented for each species. The section is considered to be the most primitive section of the genus with a basic chromosome number of x = 11.


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<i>Pelargonium</i> (Gcraniaceae); taxonomic revision; type section

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