A greater percentage of native Pelargonium species are found in South Africa.
Most of which are on the south west corner of south Africa, a region which has some rainfall during the winter months.
Approximately 20 Pelargoniums grow in East Africa and about 12 species grow in other areas of the world including Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, Turkey, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha.
Australia’s pelargonium species include the p. Littorale, a perennial herb which has pink flowers found in coastal areas, also p. Drummondii & p. Australe.
P. Inodorum is native to New Zealand and Australia,it has pale pink flowers which grows in woodland and in forests.
The two tropical Islands St Helena and Tristan da Cunha in the south Altantic ocean also have Pelargonium species :
P. Cotyledonis is native to St Helena a white flowered succulent, local name is “ Old father live forever”
P. Grossularioides is an aromatic herb with coconut scented leaves found in Tristan da Cunha and South Africa ( a few have also been found in India, Australia and also Syria). It has light pink to purple flowers and gooseberry colour stems.
P. Endlicherianum has large pink/purple flowers and grows in mountainous regions in south west Turkey, some have also been found in Syria and Iran.
P. Quercetorum are very tall plants with large pink flowers which grow in turkey and Iran.
P. Cayae is a native to South East Madagascar and has large heart shaped leaves and pink flowers.
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