Old drawing of Pelargonium
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Ernst Gottlieb von
Steudel in 1841. It is found
in south western South Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in
flowers are from almost white over cream to pink with red markings.
The name refers to the fact that
the branching scape, produces several peduncles, each with
I have to confess: I tend to get
lost in all these synonyms, and the herbarium specimens and old
drawings does not help!