A young caudex by Vered A.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel in
1841. It is found
along the south coast of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, 5,5 centimetres long, the entire plant from fifteen to 32 centimetres in
height, included the inflorecence. The
flowers are white to pink with a broad, dark red stripe..
species name refers to the hairiness of the leaves: pilosus.