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FamilyGERANIACEAE
Genus species var.Monsonia  speciosa L.f. 
SynonymsGeranium speciosum (L.f.) Thunb.
 Monsonia dregeana C.Presl
 Monsonia tenuifolia Willd.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
grassland
Altitude30-300m
Description lanate, leaves long petiolate, 5-partite, segments bipinnatifid, ultimate segments numerous, linear, flowers solitary, 6cm across, pedicellate, petals coarsely dentate
Size10-30cm
Colorwhite
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 21-24°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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