Photo by Vered A. Mann.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Charles Louis
L'Héritier de Brutelle in 1792. It is found
in the southern part of South Africa, growing in lime or sandstone
some water and lots of sun. The swollen rots can each grow to
one and a half
centimetres in diameter, forming a 20 centimetre bunch, the entire plant to
22 centimetres in
flowers are from white to pink with darker markings..
The species name; dipetalum
refers to the two petallens.