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Photo by Vered A. Mann.

The caudex of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.

A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

A darker flower by Egon Krogsgaard,

Author:  U. Meve & E. M. Marais, 2000
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Gravel
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  7 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Cream - Light Pink / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Ulrich Meve and Elizabeth M. Marais in 2000. It it is endemic to the quartz fields of the Knersvlakte in the northern part of the Western Cape in South Africa, growing in the well drained quartz gravel with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to seven centimetres in height. The flowers are from white over cream to light pink with red markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'live in quarts' as a rock dweller.

This is a winter-grower, flowering in the late winter.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

A large plant in culture by Egon Krogsgaard,