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Photo from Chrudimsky Kaktusar.

The top of the caudex by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Robert Sweet, 1824
Origin:  Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow / Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Powdered-Leaf Pelargonium, Mlanjeni’s War Charms
Synonyms:  Pelargonium hollandii, Leight.
Geraniospermum pulverulentum, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, 1891.
Geraniospermum pulverulentum, Kuntze.
Pelargonium hollandii,
Pelargonium pedicellatum,
Pelargonium primuliforme,
Pelargonium testaceum,
Polyactium primuliforme,
Eckl. & Zeyh.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1824. It is endemic to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The long caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are pale yellow and maroon.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means "powdery-white". The leaves can vary from almost round to very serrated.

Flowers in the early summer.