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Pelargonium nummulifolium

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Photo by Tony Rebelo, Inaturalist.org.

Author: Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1805
Family:  GERANIACEAE
Origin:  Western Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  Flesh Coloured - Light Rose - Pink / Wine Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Coin-Leaved Pelargonium, Geranium Constitute
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Richard Anthony Salisbury in 1805. It is only found in a small fynbos area in Western Cape of South Africa, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in height with ten to fifteen centimetres inflorescences. The flowers are from flesh coloured over light rose to pink, all with wine red markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name referring to the resembles to the Primulaceae Nymmularia, which again was named that because of its leaves resemblance with coins.


Photo by Tony Rebelo, Inaturalist.org.