Species Pelargonium longicaule
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Pelargonium:
Gk. pelargos = a stork; referring to the beak of the fruit which resembles a stork’s bill (cf Geranium, Erodium).
Etymology of longicaule:
From the Latin ‘longi’ / ‘longus’ meaning ‘long’; and the Latin ‘caule’ / ‘caulis’ meaning ‘stalk’.
Pelargonium longicaule Jacq.
Ic. Pl. Rar. iii. t. 533; Coll. v. 125.
Procumbent shrublet. Leaves pinnatisect, c. 4
3 cm. Flowers to 6, either c. 30 mm diam. and white to pale pink with red veins or c. 60 mm diam. and yellow with pinkish veins, on well developed peduncles at ends of branches, subsessile; hypanthium 30--55 mm long. Aug.--Jan. Sandy soil, NW, SW, AP (Olifants River mouth to Stilbaai).