C.L. L'Héritier de Brutelle, 1792
||Grit - Mix
||White - Pink / Dark Red
Geraniospermum dipetalum, Kuntze.
Geranium dipetalum, Poir.
Pelargonium dipetalum subsp. stenosiphon,
J.C.Manning & M.M.le Roux.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Charles Louis
L'Héritier de Brutelle in 1792. It is found
in the southern part of South Africa, growing in lime or sandstone
some water and lots of sun. The swollen rots can each grow to
one and a half
centimetres in diameter, forming a 20 centimetre bunch, the entire plant to
22 centimetres in
flowers are from white to pink with darker markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'two-petaled'. as the lower