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Young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Flowers by David Victor.

Caudex of an old plant by David Victor.

Author: Elizabeth M. Marais, 1990
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Little - Medium
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Elizabeth M. Marais in 1990. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to a cluster of two centimetres in diameter stems, the entire plant to twenty centimetres in height. The flowers are white with red markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'cylindrical' and 'marked with swellings'.

Caudex of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.