Pelargonium GlutinosumClammy Crane's Bill
- Class and Order
- Monadelphia Heptagynia
- Generic Character
- Calyx 5-partitus: lacinia suprema definente in tubulum capillare nectariferum fecus pedunculum decurrentem. Corolla pentapetala, irregularis. Filamenta 10 inæqualia, quorum 3 raro 5 castrata. Fructus pentacoccus, rostratus, rostra spiralia introrsum barbata.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- PELARGONIUM glutinosum umbellis paucifloris foliis cordatis hastato-quinquangulis viscosis. L'Herit. Ger. Ait. Hort. Kew. v. 2. p. 426
- GERANIUM glutinosum. Jacq. ic. collect. 1. p. 85
- GERANIUM viscosum. Cavanill. Diss. 4. p. 246. t. 108. f. 2.
The leaves of this species exhibit, on being touched, a manifest viscidity, or clamminess, which, independent of their shape, serves to characterize the species; the middle of the leaf is also in general stained with purple, which adds considerably to its beauty; but this must be regarded rather as the mark of a variety, than of the species.
With most of its congeners, it is a native of the Cape, and of modern date in this country, being introduced to the royal garden at Kew, by Messrs. Kennedy and Lee, in the year 1777.
Other species of the Pelargonium genus
Pelargonium TetragonumSquare Stalked Geranium
Pelargonium AcetosumSorrel Crane's-Bill
Pelargonium BicolorTwo-Coloured Crane's-Bill
Pelargonium BetulinumBirch-leav'd Crane's-Bill
Pelargonium CordifoliumHeart-Leaved Geranium
Pelargonium TricolorThree-Coloured Crane's-Bill
Pelargonium EchinatumPrickly-Stalked Geranium
Pelargonium CeratophyllumHorn-Leaved Crane's Bill