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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Brachystelma dinteri
 

Photo by Alain Carlier.

  
Author:  Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter 1913
Family:  Asclepiadaceae
Habitat:  Northern Namibia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  20 centimetres
Flower:  Greenish/Maroon
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Blepharanthera dinteri, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter 1913. Brachystelma ringens, E.A. Bruce 1951

Photo by Martin Heigan.

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1913. It is found in northern Namibia and Zimbabwe , growing in sand or other  well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres the few branches up to 20 centimetres.  

*This family might be incorporated in the Apocynaceae family now.