Heinrich Friedrich Meyer, 1843
Cape; South Africa, Namibia
Pink - White
||Sarcocaulon multifidum E.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer in 1843. It's found in Namibia
and western South Africa, growing in well-drained soil by the
and the strong sun. The stems gets 3 centimetres wide and the whole
plant reaches not for more than 15 centimetres. The flowers are white
with a pink touch. Easiest to reproduce by cuttings.
The genera is named for Lady Ann
Monson, 18th century plant collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in
Bengal. The species name means 'many divided' for the leaves.
This is a winter-grower.