Pelargonium insularis

Pelargonium insularis is a critically endangered species, native to the Island of Samha of the Socotra Archelago, Yemen which lies between the larger Island Socotra & Somalia.

It is a new species which was found in 1999 on a limestone slope, only a single plant was discovered at the time after searching the area.

This plant has been gradually decreasing in recent years mainly because of the sheep and goats which by chance graze in that area.

P. insularis is similar to P. alchemilloides but the flowers are pink & not white, it also has a more woody growth and likes to grow in rocky places on cliff faces and mountainsides.

The image shows a basic example of P. insularis and may not be exact likeness.

p.insularis flower and leaf

Pelargonium caledonicum

pelargonium caledonicum rare

P. caledonicum is a rare and critically endangered pelargonium because of the increase of wheat farming since the 1930s in the Overberg area of the Western Cape where this plant grows.

It was given the name Caledonicum because it was first discovered near to the town of Caledon in the Overberg area, the flowers are white to light pink marked with purple and has finely divided leaves.