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A rather young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Photo from Arnes.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

A flowering plant by Jean-Andre Audissou,

Author:  C.L. L'Héritier de Brutelle, 1789
Origin:  Western Namibia, North Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4-6 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Light Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geranium tabulare, L.
Pelargonium tabular,
Pelargonium monsoniaefolium
Dinter ex Knuth.
Eumorpha tabularis, Eckl. & Zeyh.
Geraniospermum tabulare,
Geranium fuscatum,
Geranium hederifolium,
Geranium tabulare,
Hoarea fuscata,
Colvill ex Sweet.
Pelargonium cortusifolium,
Pelargonium fuscatum,
Pelargonium fuscatum,
Pelargonium fusciflorum,
Pelargonium hippocrepis,
L'Hér. ex DC.
Pelargonium saniculifolium, Willd. 
"Pelargonium cortusaefolium,
Andrews 1800".

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle in 1789. It is found in north western South Africa and western Namibia, growing in grit or another well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The thickened stems can grow to three to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pale pink.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'having leaves like Cortusa' a member of the Primulaceae family.

This is a winter-grower.

Dormant plant by Vered A. Mann.