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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Brachystelma foetidum
 

Photo from the Cornwood Show.

  
Author:  Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter 1895
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6-15 centimetres
Height:  15 centimetres
Flower:  Dark Brown - Blackish
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma rehmannii, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter 1896
This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1895. It is found in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the annual branches reaches ten to fifteen centimetres and the flowers are dark brown into almost black.

foetidum meaning bad-smelling: Intense sent of manure!

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