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Perennial with rarely entire leaves. Flowers showy, umbellate, irregular. Posticous sepal prolonged into a nectiferous spur. Fruit beaked.

A genus of 250 species, mostly S. African and tropical. Also E. Mediterranean region, S. Arabia, India, Australia and New Zealand. Represented in Pakistan by 1 cultivated species.[1]


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The Genus Pelargonium is a member of the Family Geraniaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Pelargonium:

The Genus Pelargonium is further organized into finer groupings including:


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  1. YASIN J. NASIR "Pelargonium". in Flora of Pakistan page 41. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at


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Last Revised: August 27, 2014
2014/08/27 07:27:43