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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Ceropegia purpurascens
 

Photo by Hildor Hoffmann, who tells; This plant is sold as C. p., but it might be something else.

  
Author:  Karl Moritz Schumann 1893
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Angola, Botswana, Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  2-4 metres
Flower:  Purple/Crème Coloured
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Ceropegia kwebensis N.E. Br. 1902. Ceropegia kaessneri S. Moore. Ceropegia thysanotos Werderm.

Photo by Chris Moore.

Photo by Hildor Hoffmann

Photo by Hildor Hoffmann

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1893. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, and the vines reaches two or even four metres.

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

Photo by Hildor Hoffmann

Photo by Hildor Hoffmann