Petrus Roux, 2013
||Mix - Grit
Pale Cream - Light Pink
||Pelargonium sp. Loeriesfontein.
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was found by Michael Vassar
(MV5851) and then described by Jacobus Petrus Roux in 2013. It is so
fare only known from a single population at the foot of Keiskie
Mountain southeast of Calvinia at 100-250 meters height, in western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil
or grit with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in
flowers are white to pale pink.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name is from the Greek; pachys;
'thick', and podion;
is a winter-grower.