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The flower by Donn Reiners, .

The caudex of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Author:  Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin, 1794
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink / Dark Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Root Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Pelargonium auritum subsp. carneum, Johannes Jacobus Adriaan Van der Walt, 1980.
Dimacria carnea, Sweet.
Geraniospermum pinnatifidum, Kuntze.
Geranium pinnatifidum, Burm.f.
Pelargonium maximiliani, Schltr.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1794. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil or even grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are pale pink with dark brown stripes.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'flesh-coloured' for the flowers.