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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium mirabile
 

  
Author:  Moritz Kurt Dinter 1926
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Namaqualand, South Africa
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Pale-Dark Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Pelargonium crassicaule L'Hér. 1792. Might actually be the right name.

This column is with wild plants.

 

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Moritz 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 pink.

This is a winter grower.

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. Looking at the photos underneath, I will say there is a clear difference in appearance of the stem.

  

A pair of P. mirabile and  P. crassicaule, showing significantly difference in growing form
 by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

 

Photo by Vered A. Mann. If P. mirablie and P. crassicaule are different species, this is P. crassicaule.

 

Photos by Vered A. Mann.

 

                    Photos by Vered A. Mann.

Above and below is something else. Any guesses are appreciated!