The caudex of a young plant
by Vered A. Mann.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle 1792 in 1792. It is found
in the South Western Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
flowers are from white over cream to yellow, salmon, pink and dark
The species name
refers to the pinnate leaves.
This is a winter grower.