Aug 1, 2010, 7:43:54 AM8/1/10
to nabha meghani, tanay bose, arjunan, mani nair, Pankaj Kumar, efloraofindia
Nalini ji and Tanay
Perhaps this will resolve the identity of plant posted by Naliniji, and possibly also Arjun ji
P. crispum: Leaves small, usually less than 2.5 cm long, margin toothed and incised but not divided, margin crisped; flowers 2-2.5 cm long, upper larger petals sometimes emarginate.
P. graveolens: Leaves large, usually longer than 5 cm, long petiolate, divided almost to the base into 5-7 lobes, lobes again divided into about 6 mm broad segments dentate along margin; flowers 1.5 cm long.
On that basis Naliniji's plant is clearly Pelargonium graveolens, and so is that of Arjun ji. There is some mix up of names. P. crispum is lemon geranium (that must have led Tanay to give this name) or Crisped-leaf geranium and P. graveolens the rose geranium or rose-scent geranium. But that in no way should affect the identification. Photograph of the plant is here with us.
Here are some links:
But then there is a lot of confusion and mix up there on the internet, the images having been mixed up. That must also be reason for mix up of the names. But my description is based on famous book "Manual of Cultivated Plants" by L. H. Bailey