Gustav Paul Knuth,
||South-Western Namibia, North-Western South Africa
||Grit - Mix
Pelargonium paradoxum, Dinter, 1789.
jacobii, R.A. Dyer, 1954.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was described by Reinhard Gustav
Paul Knuth in 1922.
It is found in south-western Namibia down to north-westrn South
Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water
and lots of sun. The stem can grow to three and a half centimetre in
diameter, the whole plant up to 40 centimetres. The flowers are
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name after the Klinghardt
Mountains in southern South West Africa/Namibia, where the species
was first discovered.
This is a winter-grower.