Carl Ludwig Willdenow, 1800
Lesotho, South-Eastern South
Mix - Sandy
White - Pale Purple - Pink
Geranium minimum, Cav.,
Geraniospermum fumarioides, Kuntze.
Geraniospermum minimum, Kuntze.
Geranium pubescens, Thunb.
Pelargonium fumarioides, L'Hér. ex Harv.
Pelargonium parvulum, Harv.
Pelargonium pseudofumarioides, R.Knuth
This member of the Geraniaceae
was given this name by Carl Ludwig Willdenow in 1800. It is found in Lesotho and south-eastern
South Africa, growing in a well drained sandy soil with some water and
lots of sun. The caudex can grow to one centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to ten centimetres in height. The flowers are white over pale purple to pink.
The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the
ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name
from the small size of the entire plant.