Pelargonium graveolens L'Hér.

  • Family : GERANIACEAE
    (Geranium Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RATANJOT FAMILY (रतनजोत फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : GERANIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pelargonium graveolens L'Hér.
  • Common name : Rose Geranium
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grown as garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated for extracting the oil. Sometimes as an escape; naturalised in hill stations
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : South Africa
  • World Distribution : Grown in gardens
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. graveolens. Downloaded on 5 June 2020.

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