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  Pelargonium graveolens
 
  Family: GERANIACEAE
  Citation:  Pelargonium graveolens L'Hér., Geraniologia pl. 17. 1792; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 523. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Rose Geranium
  Description: Bushy, perennial, aromatic subshrubs to 1 m; branchlets swollen at nodes, soft-pubescent. Leaves alternate, cordate-ovate in outline, to 6 x 7 cm, 5-7 lobed; lobes digitate, margin dentate; petiole to 3 cm; stipules auriculate-acute, 1 cm. Umbels 4-9 flowered on axillary peduncles, to 7 cm, subtended by an involucre of foliaceous, elliptic-acute bracts, 1 x 0.5 cm; pedicel 1 cm. Sepals 5, elliptic-ovate, 1 x 0.4 cm, hirsute. Petals 5, obovate, 2 x 0.6 cm, pink with deeper veins. Stamens 10. Ovary densely hairy, 5-lobed and 5-celled; ovule(s) 1 or 2 per cell. Schizocarp to 4 cm; mericarps 5.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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