Hendrik Persoon, 1806
||White / Dark
Geranium floribundum Andrews, 1805.
floribundum, Robert Brown, 1812.
Geraniospernum floribundum, Kuntze,
Dimacria fissifolia, Sweet.
Geraniospermum fissifolium, Kuntze.
Geraniospermum floribundum, Kuntze.
Geranium fissifolium, Andrews.
Hoarea fissifolia, Eckl. & Zeyh.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Christiaan Hendrik
Persoon in 1806. It is found
in central southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in
flowers are white with dark red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name
referring to the fissure/split leaves.