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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium rubiginosum
 

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

  
Author:  Elizabeth M. Marais 1999
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  South Africa (Namibia?)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream-coloured - Yellow/Crimson
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake: rubignosum

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

A seedling with juvenile leaves start flowering by Vered A. Mann.

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Elizabeth M. Marais in 1999. It is found by Ernst van Jaarsveld in Jenkinsop, 17km north of Eksteenfontein in the amassing Richtersveld. It grow in granite, coars sand, quartzite and can be grown in most, little organic, well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The area it originates from receives less than 100 millimetres of rain a year, but when it is grown in a small pot, it should have significantly more - like any other plant. They are found growing in rock crevices at high elevations or on foothills in direct sun or light shade. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are from cream-coloured to yellow with crimson markings in the centre.

This is a winter-grower, but the flowers occurs in October-November in the wild - early summer.

  

Photos by Vered A. Mann.