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Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

The flowers from

Author:  C.L. L'Héritier de Brutelle, 1792
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1,5 Centimetres
Height:  22 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink / Dark Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geraniospermum dipetalum, Kuntze.
Geranium dipetalum,
Pelargonium dipetalum
subsp. stenosiphon, J.C.Manning & M.M.le Roux.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle in 1792. It is found in the southern part of South Africa, growing in lime or sandstone gravel with some water and lots of sun. The swollen rots can each grow to one and a half centimetres in diameter, forming a 20 centimetre bunch, the entire plant to 22 centimetres in height. The flowers are from white to pink with darker markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'two-petaled'. as the lower are minute.

The swollen roots by Mary Sue Ittner.