Henry Harvey, 1860
||South-Western South Africa
Coloured / Red
Geraniospermum grenvilleae, Kuntze.
Geranium grenvilleae, Andrews.
Grenvillea conspicua, Sweet.
Pelargonium conspicuum, G.Don
Pelargonium grevillianum, Steud.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by William Henry
Harvey in 1860. It is found
in south-western South Africa, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three and a
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in
flowers are cream coloured with red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species is named after the person who
brought it back to England: Lord Grenville.
This is a winter-grower.