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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium pachypodium
 

Photo of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.

 

  

Author:  Jacobus Petrus Roux 2013
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Cream
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Pelargonium sp. Loeriesfontein.
Synonyms:  -

Photo of another young plant by Vered A. Mann.

 

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was found by Michael Vassar (MV5851) and then described by Jacobus Petrus Roux in 2013. It is so fare only known from a single population at the foot of Keiskie Mountain southeast of Calvinia at 1 250 meters height, in western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil or grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The name is from the Greek; pachys; thick, and podion; foot.

This is a winter grower.

 

             Photo of another young plant                  and a dormant caudex by Vered A. Mann.