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 The caudex by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by E. Johanson, Irkutsk.

Photo by E. Johanson, Irkutsk.


Author: Johann Christoph Wendland, 1808
Origin:  Western Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Whitish - Cream
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Pelargonium carnosum, Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle, 1789.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Johann Christoph Wendland in 1808. It is found in the Western Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to cream coloured.

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

It is said the leaves smell of coconut.

The flowers from

P. parviflorum ssp. rotundipetalum from