Pelargoniums

Pelargoniums - Southern Africa : A quick view of the Storkbill, Cranebill and Heronbill (or Pelargonium, Geranium and Erodium - Family Geraniaceae) observations on iSpot. Genera Erodium

A quick view of the Storkbill, Cranebill and Heronbill (or Pelargonium, Geranium and Erodium - Family Geraniaceae) observations on iSpot.

Genera
Erodium Flowers radially symmetrical; stamens 5
Geranium Flowers radially symmetrical; stamens 10
Monsonia Flowers radially symmetrical; stamens 15; stems soft, no spines
Sarcocaulon Flowers radially symmetrical; stamens 15; stems succulent, petioles forming spines

Pelargonium Flowers bilaterally symmetrical; stamens 10 but only 2-7 with anthers, upper sepal forming a nectar-spur fused to flower stalk.

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17 Feb 2016
Tony Rebelo