Ludwig von Willdenow, 1800
||Pale Cream - Pink / Red
Geranium stipulaceum Linnaeus Jr. 1781.
Pelargonium stipulaceum subsp. ovatostipulatum,
ovatostipulatum*, Knuth, 1912
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Carl
Ludwig von Willdenow in 1800. It is found
in the western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to two
and a half
centimetres in diameter and ten centimetres long, the entire plant to
25 centimetres in
flowers are from crème to pink with dark red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'bearing stipules'.
This is a winter-grower,
flowering early in the growing season. However, it can be grown
all year round.
might turn out to be a separate species due to the different in
their stipules and habitat.