Henry Harvey, 1860
Matjiesfontein Karoo; South Africa
||Sand - Mix
Greenish - Yellow / Red
Geraniospermum hystrix, Kuntze.
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was described by William Henry Harvey in 1860. It is found in Ceres and Matjiesfontein Karoo, South Africa, growing in sand or other well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow up
to four centimetres in diameter. The
flowers are white to crème coloured with red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'porcupine', for barbed
This is a winter-grower.