Stork's bill family (Geraniaceae)

Stork's bill family

The Stork's bill family - geraniaceae - comprises about 700 species of plants mainly spread in temperate and subtropical countries. They are herbs and bushes, specially used in gardening, such as geraniums.

storck's bill family

Pelargonium

Leaves (1): Alternate, composite or lobed, with stipules. Glandular and fragrant.

Stems (2): Generally herbaceous, erect. Glandular and fragrant.

Flowers: (3)

Regular. Grouped in cymes, quite conspicuous. Glandular and fragrant.

Calyx: 5 free sepals.

Corolla: 5 free petals.

Stamens: 10 o 15, no all fertile.

Ovary: Superior.

Carpels: 5 joined.

Fruit: Capsule


Genera

The most important ones are the following:

ERODIUM
GERANIUM
PELARGONIUM

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