1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume IV

Pelargonium Glutinosum

Clammy 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.

143Pelargonium Glutinosum
Pelargonium Glutinosum
Clammy Crane's Bill

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