Geranium cortusaefolium Andrews


Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Description: 

From Bot. Repos. Geranium with heart-shaped leaves, slightly lobed, sawed, and covered with a downy pile; footstalks very long and upright; flowers grow in umbels, and are very sweet scented ; leaf-props awl shaped; stem stout, and rather fleshy.

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 121 in 1800.

PlantList shows the name as unresolved but Andrews refers to the plant being introduced by Mr. A. Hove from the south west coast of Africa in 1786. This is the same information given by Aiton in Hortus Kew. 2: 428 under Pelargonium cortusifolium L.Her. I am therefore showing it as a synonym of that plant.


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