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A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Flower by Vered A. Mann.  

The hairy leaves by Vered A. Mann.

Author:  Rune Bertil Nordenstam, 1987
Origin:  Central Western South Africa
Soil:  Quartzite Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  5 (20) Centimetres
Flower:  Cream - Yellow / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Rune Bertil Nordenstam in 1987. It is found in Koekenkaap; Vanrhynsorp in central western South Africa, growing in a well drained quartzite gravel with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 3,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in height,. The inflorescence can reach 20 centimetres with cream to yellow flowers with red markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name in honour of Karl Heinz Rechinger,1906-1998, an Austrian botanist and friend of the author, for his 80 years birthday.

This is a winter-grower.

Two rather different seedlings.

The caudex by Vered A. Mann.