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A seedling by Vered A. Mann.

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Author: Carl Ludwig  von Willdenow, 1800
Origin:  North-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Cream - Pink / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geranium stipulaceum Linnaeus Jr. 1781.
Pelargonium stipulaceum
subsp. ovatostipulatum, Vorster.
Pelargonium ovatostipulatum*
, Knuth, 1912

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1800. It is found in the western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to two and a half centimetres in diameter and ten centimetres long, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are from crème to pink with dark red markings.

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

This is a winter-grower, flowering early in the growing season. However, it can be grown all year round.

*)Pelargonium ovatostipulatum might turn out to be a separate species due to the different in their stipules and habitat.

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