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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium cotyledonis
 
  
Author:  Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle 1789
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Island of St. Helena
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Old Father Live-Forever, Old Man Live-Forever
Synonyms:  P. cotyledon G. Don. P. cotyledonifolium Salisbury. Geranium cotyledonis, Linnaeus 1771
Got it from:  Koege
Year:  2004


The seeds. Grit is 5 millimetres.


And a bigger one


And a grown-up one.

  

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle in 1789. It is only found on St. Helena Island, growing in little well-drained soil with some water in summer. The stem will grow to five centimetres in diameter and 30 centimetres in height.  The flowers are white, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.


This is another variation, naturally occurring on St. Helena and described by Dr. Roxburgh.

It is known as 'Ventnor', and the significant characteristic is the hairy leaves. Photos by Vered A. Mann.


Underneath, the hairs are dense. Photo by
Vered A. Mann.


Same on top of the leaf. Photo by
Vered A. Mann.