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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium pulverulentum
 

Photo from Chrudimsky Kaktusar.

  
Author:  Robert Sweet 1824
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow/Maroon
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Powdered-leaf Pelargonium, Mlanjeni’s War Charms
Synonyms:  Pelargonium hollandii Leight. Geraniospermum pulverulentum, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze 1891.

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1824. It is endemic to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The long caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are pale yellow and maroon.

The species name means "powdery-white". The leaves can vary from almost round to very serrated.

Flowers in the early summer.

  

The top of the caudex by Vered A. Mann.