- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Geraniaceae — the geraniums.
- n. an extract of the rose geranium, Pelargonium sidoides, used as an alternative medicine
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A large genus of plants of the order Geraniaceæ, differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla.
- From Ancient Greek πελαργός (pelargos, "stork"), named by botanist Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle (1746-1800). (Wiktionary)
“The dispute before the European Patent Office in Munich involves the southern African plant umckaloabo, scientific name Pelargonium sidoides.”
“I plan to use it among Pelargonium "Purple Unique" in pots on a hot terrace.”
“This beautiful organically-grown geranium is from the species Pelargonium roseum.”
“The species most commonly and widely used in perfumery is Pelargonium graveolens.”
“Also organically grown, but from another species Pelargonium x asparum, this oil is completely different from the typical “Rose Geranium”.”
“There are many cases where a single pollinator is responsible for pollinating many species of plants, for example long-tongued flies (Tabanidae and Nemestrinidae) are the exclusive pollinators of many genera of petaloid monocots as well as Pelargonium and Erica; a butterfly is the exclusive pollinator of a phylogenetically disparate group of red-flowered and autumn-flowering species; hopliine (monkey) beetle pollination has evolved convergently in many genera, etc.”
“Scattered among these hummocks are numerous rocky outcrops on which grow wind-shaped, low-growing woody succulents such as Othonna furcata, Pelargonium spp.,”
“The product is umckaloabo, an extract from the African plant Pelargonium sidoides.”
“The plant - Pelargonium is believed to have been used by local communities for many years for treatment of diseases and symptoms such as pain, fatigue, depression, insomnia and Aids-related infections such as tuberculosis, herpes and pneumonia.”
“Research shows that Pelargonium can be effective in relieving sore throats and other common respiratory infections such as bronchitis and tonsillitis.”
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