Species within a genus

Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
PELARGONIUM (G)
Pelargonium(Le) Stork's Bill Malva
Family: GERANIACEAE
pelargos, = a stork; -ium, = ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connection or resemblance. (the fruit resembles the beak of a stork)
(LS, BL, Le)
Pelargonium alchemilloides (La, Ar, G)
Inkubele(PS) Pink Trailing Pelargonium Wildemalva
Location: (F)
alchymia, = alchemy; alkỉmiyā, = alchemy; chemia, = reference found c. 300 in the Decree of Diocletian against ‘the old writings of the Egyptians, which treat of the chemia (transmutation) of gold and silver’; hence the word is explained by most as ‘Egyptian Art’, and identified with chemia, Greek form (in Pleutarch) of the native name of Egypt (land of Khem or Khamè, hieroglyphic Khmi, ‘black earth’, in contrast to the desert sand). If so it was afterwards etymologically confused with the like sounding Greek word chumeia, pouring infusion, from chu-, to pour, cf. chumos, juice, sap, which seemed to explain its meaning. oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (bearing similar features to the genus ALCHEMILLA in the Family Rosaceae;)
(Ox, BL, K3)
Pelargonium betulinum (La)
Dune Pelargonium(PS) Kanferblaar Maagpynbossie
Location: (F, K)
betula, betulla, = the birch; baetulus, betulus, = a precious stone, round and of dark colour, a species of ceraunia; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance.
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium candicans (La)

Location: (F, K)
candeo, = to be brilliant, glittering, to shine, glitter, glisten; candico, = to be whitish or white; -icans, = indicates process of becoming or resemblance sometimes so close as to be almost identical.
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium capillare (La)

Location: (K)
capillus, = the hair, the hair of the head; (while crinis is any hair); (hair, hair’s width, 0.18mm) -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. capillaris, = of or pertaining to the hair.
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium capitatum (La)
Kusmalva(PS) Rose-scented Geranium(Wf) Wildemalva Sea Stork's Bill
Location: (F, K)
caput, = of things; the head, top, summit, point, end, extremity; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. capitatus, = having a head. (capitate, with a knob-like head or tip)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium carneum (La)

Location: (K)
caro, carnis, = flesh; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. carneus, = of flesh. (flesh-coloured)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium chamaedryfolium (G, La)
Fleeting Pelargonium (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
chamae-, = on the earth, on the ground; (on the ground, lowly, creeping) repo, = to creep, crawl. folium, = a leaf. (foliage creeps along the ground)
(LS, BL, ld, LB)
Pelargonium columbinum (La)

Location: (F)
columba, = a dove, pigeon; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. columbinus, = pertaining to a dove or pigeon, dove; little dove; dove-coloured.
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium cucullatum subsp. cucullatum (La)
Cape Mallow(Wf) Hooded Crane’s Bill(PS) Wildemalvas
Location: (F, K)
cucullus, = a covering; a cap, hood; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. cucullatus, = hooded, having a hood. (hooded)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium cucullatum subsp. strigifolium (La)
Mountain Pelargonium (Vo)
Location: (F)
cucullus, = a covering; a cap, hood; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. cucullatus, = hooded, having a hood. (hooded) stringo, strigosus,= to draw tight, to bind or tie tight; to draw, bind or press together; to pull or strip off, to pluck off, prune; lean, lank, thin, meagre. (striga, = a straight rigid close-pressed rather short bristle-like hair) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium dipetalum (G)

Location: (K)
di-, dis-, = twce, double; petalos, = spreadout, unfolded, broad, flat. petalon, = a leaf. (in modern botany, petal)
(LS, BL)
Pelargonium elegans (La)

Location: (F)
elegans, = choice, nice, fine, neat, tasteful, elegant.
(ld)
Pelargonium elongatum (La)
Table Mountain Pelargonium(Vo) Lesser Stork's Bill (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
ē-, = out; longus, = long; elongo, = to prolong, protract; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (elongated)
(Ox, ld, BL)
Pelargonium grossularioides (La)
Rooirabas(PS) Rooistingelhoutbas
Location: (F, K)
grossus, = an unripe fig; -ulus, = diminutive. grossulus, = a small unripe fig; -arius, = indicates connexion or possession. grossularia, = the goosberry; -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (having characteristics of the gooseberry)
(ld, BL, Ox, K3)
Pelargonium incarnatum (La)

Location: (F, K)
in- = denotes rest or motion within, on, upon, among, at; into, to towards; caro, carnis, = flesh; incarno, = to make flesh, -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. incarnari, incarnatus, = to be made flesh, become incarnate. (flesh-coloured)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium lobatum (G)
Broad-leafed Stork's Bill(Wf) Aandkaneelbol(PS) Nachtblom
Location: (F)
llobos, = the lobe or lower part of the ear; (capsule or pod); -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (partly divided into a determinate number of segments)
(LS, BL)
Pelargonium longicaule var. longicaule (La)
Myrrh-leafed Pelargonium (Vo)
Location: (F)
longus¸ = long; caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant. (long-stemmed)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium longifolium (La)
Bearded Pelargonium (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
longus, = long; folium, = a leaf. (long leaves)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium moniliforme (La)

Location: (K)
monile, = a necklace, a collar; monilia, = jewels; forma, = form, contour, figure, shape, appearance. (moniliform, i.e. terete or cylindrical but contracted at regular intervals like a string of beads; neckless-shaped)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium multicaule subsp. multicaule (La)

Location: (K)
multus, = much, great, many; caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant. multicaulis, = many-stalked. (many-stemmed)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium myrrhifolium subsp. coriandrifolium (La, G)

Location: (F, K)
murra, myrrha, murrha, = the myrrh-tree, an Arabian tree, of which myrrh was the sap; folium, = a leaf. (with leaves like myrrh in the family BURSERACEAE) coriannon, = coriander – the plant or seed coriandrum, = coriander; folium, = a leaf.
(ld, K3, LS)
Pelargonium papilionaceum (La)
Rambossie(PS) Butterfly (LB)
Location: (F)
papilio, papilionis, = a butterfly, moth; -aceus, = indicates resemblance. (butterfly-like) (the plant ‘stinks’ like a goat)
(ld, BL, LB)
Pelargonium pinnatum (La)

Location: (F, K)
penna, pinna, = a feather; a wing; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. pennatus, pinnatus, = winged. (feathered, winged)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium setulosum (La)

Location: (K)
saeta, seta, = a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; of the spiny leaves of coniferous trees; (a bristle, bristle-like organ, as the fruit-stalk of a (sporophore) moss) -ulus, = diminutive; saetula, setula, = a little coarse hair of an animal, a small bristle; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development.
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium suburbanum subsp. bipinnatifidum (La)

Location: (F)
suburbanus, = situated near the city of Rome, suburban; -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names. (pertaining to towns) bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; penna, pinna, = a feather; a wing; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness; pennatus, pinnatus, = winged. findo, fidi, fissum = to cleave, split, part, separate, divide; a cleft, slit, fissure; (split-) (twice divided almost to the axis into lateral segments, something in the wayof the side divisions of a feather)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium tabulare (La)

Location: (K)
tabula, = a board, plank; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. tabularis, = flattened horizontally, plate like, (in geographical epithets) growing on Table Mountain, South Africa)
(ld, BL)
Pelargonium triste (La)
Clove-scented Stork's Bill(Wf) Kaneeltjie(PS) Naelblom Rasmusbas
Location: (F, K)
tristis,= sad, sorrowful, mournful, dejected, melancholy, disconsolate, trist; gloomy, melancholy, stern, harsh. (sad, dull-coloured)
(ld, BL)