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