Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: ± 800 species; mostly herbs.
Use: ornamental; aromatic oil, perfume.
In the Cronquist system Geraniaceae was placed in Oxalidales together with Oxalidaceae, Limnanthaceae, Tropaeolaceae and Balsaminaceae. In the Apg2 classification Geraniales was placed in Rosidae, outside Eurosidae 1 and 2. In the Apg3 classification Geraniales has been connected with the Myrtales and seen as sister to Malvidae, or combined with the Malvidae in an extended Malvidae.
The demarcation of the families is still in dispute. Geraniaceae is the main family, the other families are very small.
In the Plant theory they are the third Subclass of Malvanae, with the emphasis on the Silicon series. Only members of Geraniaceae are known in homeopathy. The division into Subphases is done tentatively on taxonomic data.
Geraniacaeae and Melianthaceae will be further discussed.
2. ? Hypseocharitaceae.
6. ? Ledocarpaceae: Rhynchotheca spinosa.
3. Francoaceae: Francoa sonchifolia, Tetilla hydrocotylefolia.
5. ? Greyaceae: Greyia.
6. Melianthaceae: Bersama, Francoa, Melianthus.
7. ? Vivianiaceae: Balbisia, Cissarobryon, Rhynchotheca, Viviania, Wendtia.
The strongest theme is the desire for a happy family, feeling protected, secure and happy at home. On the other hand there is a desire to be special, to do something outstanding. This often leads to conflicts as the family is often from a lower class and therefore hindering the aspirations of the family members to become special. As everyone is normal, there is a need for everyone to stay normal, not outstanding.
There is a theme of just being, a naïve expression of their own state, a lack of reflection.
Desire for a happy family; domestic happiness.
Desire for a nice time with family and friends, to have work together.
Desire to become special, do special things, become creative, go to university or art school.
Sensation: raw, burning.
Female: menses irregular, painful.