|Author: ||Ernst H. Friedrich Meyer, 1843
Cream - Yellow / Red
Geraniospermum moniliforme, Kuntze.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer in 1843. It is found
in western South Africa, growing in sand, clay and quarts with
some water and lots of sun. The root is a line of roundish
tubers which each can grow to 2,5
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in
flowers are from white over cream to yellow with red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name
referring to the small tubers which forms on its main or lateral roots.
This is a winter-grower.