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A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Richard Anthony Salisbury's drawing of it.

Young caudex by Vered A. Mann.

Flowers by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Elizabeth M. Marais, 1997
Origin:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  5-15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hoarea pulchella, Robert Sweet, 1826.
Pelargonium pulchellum,
Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1806 (invalid name).
NOT Pelargonium pulchellum, John Sims 1801 - that is another species.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Elizabeth M. Marais in 1997, replacing the invalid name; P. pulchellum. It is found in a small area in western South Africa, growing among fynbos in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can probably grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in height, fifteen with the inflorescence. The flowers are pink with two red markings.

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

Older plant by Vered A. Mann.

An even younger plant by Vered A. Mann.

Flowers by Vered A. Mann