This dioecious member of the
Asclepiadaceae family was
given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1893. It is found in
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres long, the
vines can reach one and a half meter. The flowers are from greenish
to white, and vary in size, depending on the origin.
narrow-leaved, although I would describe it as long-leaved, compared
to close related plants.
*This family might
been incorporated in the
Apocynaceae family now.