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The purpose of The Geraniaceae Group is to promote knowledge of the species of Geraniaceae. Our functions include annual meetings, a specialist book list, the seed exchange and a large slide library.
This Group was formed in 1981 by Richard Soar, Diana Griffiths, and Richard Clifton.
We aim to bring together as many people as possible who are interested in the species ( and primary, or inter-species hybrids) of all the Geraniaceae, especially core genera Erodium, Geranium, Pelargonium and Monsonia & Sarcocaulon; to encourage interest in growing plants, and also to encourage the exchange of information between members.
Geranium x oxonianum 'Hollywood'
To meet with other cultivators of the species - as opportunity permits, we visit various noted collections and support the NCCPG Collection Holders' "Open Days"; we also meet members at the Conferences organised by various Societies around the world, and welcome reports of any such events for the Newsletter
To exchange information between members - To allow direct correspondence we list members' names, addresses and e-mails with members' permission
To provide a forum for exchange of information - we produce a Group Newsletter four times a year to which members are requested to contribute, and the Group Slide Library, run by A.S. Edwards, of over 500 slides, provides pictorial material
To improve members' access to species and to re-introduce into cultivation species no longer grown or species new to science - we run a large and very active Seed Exchange Scheme
To encourage the use of botanically correct names - both as to spelling and as to re-identification of plants in cultivation, using source data as available from the Group Bookshop
To recreate primary hybrids of Pelargonium species as illustrated in Sweet's "Geraniaceae" - we have published several accounts and colour illustrations from members who have achieved this aim
To produce and exhibit non-competitive displays
To promote the preservation of habitats in all countries where the species grow wild through articles in the News, through discouraging the removal of live plants from the wild, and ensuring wild-collecting is less necessary by not losing what has been collected
The Group newsletter, which all members receive four times in their subscription year, is the main means by which members exchange and receive information. All members are encouraged to participate, with articles, photos, or just short notes either to the Group newsletter or to this website. Photos are preferred for the News but generally cannot be returned; slides can be returned if not for donation to the Slide Library. Observations on cultivation, propagation, notes on habitats, climate, soils, pests, reports of meetings, conventions, and research relating to the Geraniaceae that would be of interest to the members, all are very much wanted for the News or, if technical, our Associates Notes. We very much rely on the members to keep the newsletter full and interesting!
Select any of the years to have a look at contents.
Meetings and Events
A message from the Editor
28 January 2015
Calendar of meetings for 2015
News from Sydney Reed, Geraniaceae Group Meetings Secretary
June 17, Wednesday, 2 pm onwards:
visit to Fibrex Nurseries National Collection of Pelargonium, Pebworth, near Stratford upon Avon
October 24, Saturday, 2 pm onwards:
Geraniaceae Group Meeting , RHS Autumn Show, London, Westminster School, Pavilion 3, Vincent Square, SW1
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Membership runs for 12 months and includes 4 Newsletters, 1 Seed Distribution, the full Book List and any discounts, and use of the Slide Library.
All ideas, information and opinions, expressed or implied, appearing in this web site are those of the contributors themselves and do not necessarily represent the views of The Geraniaceae Group
Please, send comments, questions and suggestions regarding this web site to Marisa Amadio at firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was created on April 1998
|Latest updates to this site:|
|The Registrar page - Great news! The Register of Erodium Cultivar Names is now available on this website, and fully updated. -3 May 2015|
|A message from the Editor|
|The Bookshop is temporarily closed, no orders can be accepted. The reopening date will be posted here as soon as possible|
|Photo Gallery - from Chris Stevenson, UK : new images of P. abrotanifolium , P. auritum, P. cerathophyllum, P. dasyphyllum, P. hermanniifoliujm, P. iocastum, P.magenteum, P. ochroleucum - 10 february 2015|
|The Seed List 2015 - 18 January 2015|
|Photo Gallery - Portraits & Reports - 'How we found P. tricolor in the wild' a new report from South Africa by Elena Ioganson, Russia - 8 December 2014|
|Photo Gallery - Portraits & Reports - , 'Franz Sündermann Revisited -Part One' a new article by Allan Robinson, UK - 20 November 2014|
|Photo Gallery - from Vered A. Mann, Sweden : P. fissifolium and P. petroselinifolium blooming in July - 14 September 2014|
|Photo Gallery - Portraits & Reports - 'Trip to Tymfristos', a report from Greece by Allan Robinson, UK - 20 July 2014|
|Photo Gallery - from Vered A. Mann, Sweden : P. aestivale 30 June 2014|
|Photo Gallery - Portraits & Reports - 'A French Connection', a new article by Allan Robinson, UK - 27 May 2014|
|Photo Gallery - from Vered A. Mann, Sweden : P. violiflorum, P.reflexipetalum, P. punctatum 13 May 2014|
|Photo Gallery - from Elena Ioganson, Russia : P. rapaceum (yellow form) , P. praemorsum ssp.speciosum and 2 forms of P. ochroleucum in cultivation. 23 April 2014|
|Photo Gallery - from Vered A. Mann, Sweden : P. caroli-henrici 17 April 2014|
|Photo Gallery - from Vered A. Mann, Sweden : P. dipetalum 6 March 2014|
|Photo Gallery - from Vered A. Mann, Sweden : a blooming report, step by step - P. moniliforme from 16 October to 28 January 2014- 24 February 2014|