|Author: ||John Sims,
North, Western Cape; South Africa
Geraniospermum centaurodes, Kuntze.
Geraniospermum incrassatum, Kuntze.
Geranium condensatum, Poir.
Geranium incrassatum, Andrews.
Geranium roseum, Andrews.
Hoarea incrassata, Sweet.
Hoarea rosea, Sweet.
Pelargonium centauroides, L'Hér.
Pelargonium condensatum, Pers.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was
given this name by John Sims in 1804. It is found in the North and Western Cape of South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen
root can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the plant up to
fifteen centimetres height. The flowers are from pink to dark red.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'thickened' for the root.
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