M. Marais, 2000
Medium - Maximum
||5 (30) Centimetres
Pale Yellow / Maroon
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was
given this name by Elizabeth M. Marais in 2000. It is found near
Rosh Pinah in Namibia down to Steinkopf in South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The
caudex can grow to two centimetres or more, the leaves up to five
centimetres and the inflorescence to 30 centimetres, baring the cream
to pale yellow flowers with maroon spots in the centre.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'vine-colour' for the dots
on the petals.
This is a winter-grower.