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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium moniliforme
 

Photo by Vered A. Mann. A young plant with few flowers.

  
Author:  Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer 1843
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Clay
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Cream - Yellow / Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Roots
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

   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 height. The flowers are from white over cream to yellow with red markings.

The species name; moniliforme refers to the small tubers which forms on its main or lateral roots.

This is a winter grower.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.