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The flowers by Amir Auerbach.

A single leaf by Amir Auerbach.

The typical seeds of this family. Grit; 5 mm.

Author:  Christian F.F. Hochstetter, 1847
Origin:  Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  75 centimetres
Flower:  White - Greenish-Yellow / Dark Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geraniospermum quinquelobatum, Kuntze, 1891.
Pelargonium fischeri,
Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1892.
Pelargonium inaequilobum,

This member of the Geraniaceae family was described by Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter in 1847. It is found in the eastern part of Africa, growing in a rich but well drained soil with quite some water and part shade. It will raise up to 75 centimetres from a four centimetre caudex. The flowers are white to greenish yellow with dark pink markings. It can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'five'loabed' for the leaves.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.