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Pelargonium klinghardtense

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Plant from Alexanderbaiil, South Africa.

A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Reinhard Gustav Paul Knuth, 1922
Origin:  South-Western Namibia, North-Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pelargonium paradoxum, Dinter, 1789.
Pelargonium jacobii,
R.A. Dyer, 1954.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was described by Reinhard Gustav Paul Knuth in 1922. It is found in south-western Namibia down to north-westrn South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to three and a half centimetre in diameter, the whole plant up to 40 centimetres. The flowers are white.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name after the Klinghardt Mountains in southern South West Africa/Namibia, where the species was first discovered.

This is a winter-grower.

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