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The caudex by Vered A. Mann.

A young plant by Vered A. Mann.


Author: Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, 1841
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hoarea campestris Eckl. & Zeyh.
Geraniospermum campestre, Kuntze.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel in 1841. It is found in South Africa, around Port Elizabeth, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. It is a small plant, not more than ten centimetres and the almost hidden caudex can grow to two and a half centimetre in diameter. The flowers are white with tiny dark purple stripes.    

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'found in plains or similar flat or level places'.

The flowers by Vered A. Mann.

The flowers by Vered A. Mann.