Friedrich R.R. Schlechter, 1912
Central-Southern Namibia, North West South Africa
||Grit - Mix
||White / Dark
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in
1912. It is found from central Namibia down to northern west South
Africa, growing in grit or an other well drained soil with little
water and lots of sun. The stem only grow to one and a half
centimetre in diameter, but the plant can reach a high of 30 or even
60 centimetres. The flowers are white with small, dark pink spots.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name from Latin xeros; 'leaves' and
Greek phylos; 'plant'.
This is a winter-grower.