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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Brachystelma nanum
 

Photo by Frank Horwoot, MoBot.

  
Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown 1908
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  20 centimetres
Flower:  White/Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Lasiostelma nanum, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter 1905.
Some includes Brachystelma angustum, R.Peckover 1994

Photo by Chris Moore.

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1908. It is found in South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the stems from five to twenty centimetres long. The inflorescent are white and greenish yellow.

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