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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium fissifolium
 

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

  
Author:  Christiaan Hendrik Persoon 1806
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  White/Dark Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Geranium floribundum Andrews 1805. Pelargonium floribundum, Robert Brown 1812. Dimacria floribunda, Sweet 1826. Geraniospernum floribundum, Kuntze 1891.

The flowers by Vered A. Mann.

The flowers by Vered A. Mann.

The top of the young caudex by Vered A. Mann.

The side of the young caudex by Vered A. Mann.

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Christiaan Hendrik Persoon in 1806. It is found in central southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in height. The flowers are white with dark red markings.

The species name; fissifolium refers to the fissure/split leaves.

More narrow leaf form by Vered A. Mann.

Drawing of a mature plant.