M. Marais, 1999
Cream-Coloured - Yellow / Crimson
mistake: P. rubignosum
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
Elizabeth M. Marais in 1999. It was found by Ernst van Jaarsveld in
Jenkinsop, 17 km 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
flowers are from cream-coloured to yellow with crimson markings in
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'rusty'.
This is a
winter-grower, but the flowers occurs in October-November in the
wild - early summer.