This column is with wild plants.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was
given this name
Kurt Dinter in 1926. It is found in the western South
Africa, growing in grit or sand with little water and lots of sun.
The stems will grow up to four centimetres in diameter and the whole
plant can raise to 30 centimetres. The flowers are pale and dark
This is a winter
The photos on
this page is of both P. mirabile and P. crassicaule.
Not much resemblance, but Professor Merxmuller was clearly of the
view that they were synonymous and Professor van der Walt followed
that view. On the other hand, John Lavranos disagree.