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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium longifolium
 

 Photo of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.

  
Author:  Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin 1786-1791
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Southwest Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Sandy - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Cream - Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Bearded Pelargonium
Synonyms:  Pelargonium ciliatum Jacq. 1791. Pelargonium depressum Hedw. Pelargonium longiflorum Hedw. Pelargonium cavanillesii Knuth, Pelargonium ciliatum L'Hér., Pelargonium hirtum Willd., Pelargonium longifolium var. ciliatum  Harv., Pelargonium oxalidifolium Persóon, Pelargonium pilosum, Steud. 

 Photo by Vered A. Mann.

An old drawing of Pelargonium heterophyllum which should be a synonym.

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin somewhere in-between  1786 and 1791. It is found in Southwest Cape in the southern South Africa, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter or more, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in height. The flowers are  white, cream, yellow or pink with dark red markings.

The species name; longifolium refers to the length of the leaves.

The young caudex by Vered A. Mann.

 

A young plant by Vered A. Mann.                                The flowers from Fernkloof Nature Reserve.