M. Marais, 1992
Southern Namaqualand; South Africa
Dark Pink / Dark Red
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
Elizabeth M. Marais in 1992. It is found
near van Rhynsdorp in southern Namaqualand; South Africa, growing in a
sandy or other well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight centimetres in
flowers are from light to dark pink with dark red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name from the Greek nephrodes;
'kidney-like' and Greek phyllum; 'plant.
This is a winter-grower. The
flowers emerges before the leaves.