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Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Vered A. Mann's young plant got these strange leaves.

Photo by Brad Johnson.

Author: Elizabeth M. Marais, 2000
Origin:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  5 (30) Centimetres
Flower:  Cream- Pale Yellow / Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Elizabeth M. Marais in 2000. It is found near Rosh Pinah in Namibia down to Steinkopf in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres or more, the leaves up to five centimetres and the inflorescence to 30 centimetres, baring the cream to pale yellow flowers with maroon spots in the centre.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'vine-colour' for the dots on the petals.

This is a winter-grower.

The flowers by Vered A. Mann.

When Vered A. Mann's plant got older, the leaves turned more flat.