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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Brachystelma plocamoides
 


Photo from Succupulse.

  
Author:  Daniel Oliver 1875
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  Dark Purple
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma linearifolium, William Bertram Turrill 1914 (Acc to Bullock)
   This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Daniel Oliver in 1875. It is found in Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres, the branches up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are green outside and dark purple inside.

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