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A young plant with juvenile leaves by Vered A. Mann.

Photo from Arnes.

The caudex by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Robert Sweet, 1824
Origin:  Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4-5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish / Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pelargonium amatymbicum, William Henry Harvey.
Geraniospermum amatymbicum, Kuntze.
Geraniospermum schizopetalum,
Pelargonium amatymbicum,
Pelargonium fimbriatum,
Pelargonium uitenhagense,
Polyactium amatymbicum,
Eckl. & Zeyh.
Polyactium uitenhagense,
Eckl. & Zeyh.
Polyschisma anatymbicum,

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1824. It is found in eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen roots can grow to four or five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish and pink.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'split petals', and they sure are.

The bare caudex by Vered A. Mann.

P. schizopetalum
var. amathymbicum by Vered A. Mann.