M. Marais, 1997
||Western South Africa
||Grit - Mix
||Medium - Maximum
||Pink / Red
pulchella, Robert Sweet, 1826.
pulchellum, Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1806 (invalid
NOT Pelargonium pulchellum, John Sims 1801 - that is
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Elizabeth M.
Marais in 1997, replacing the invalid name; P. pulchellum. It is found
in a small area in western South Africa, growing among fynbos in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can probably grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in
height, fifteen with the inflorescence. The
flowers are pink with two red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'bent backwards petals'.