The caudex by Vered A. Mann.
Photo by Vered A. Mann.
Different leaf shapes by Vered A. Mann.
The leaf by Vered A. Mann.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward
Brown in 1913. It is found
in a rather large area from South to Western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil,
from sandstone to quartzite with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four and a
centimetre in diameter, six centimetres long an sometimes branched.
The entire plant to eight or even 30 centimetres in
flowers are white over cream to yellow with red markings.
The leaves will change from
trilobate to deeply incised.
The species name refers to its
The plants found in the
western part are winter growers.