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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Fockea angustifolia
 

Photo by PalmBob.

  
Author:  Karl Moritz Schumann 1893
Family:  Asclepiadaceae
Habitat:  Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  150 centimetres
Flower:  Greenish - White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Kambroo
Synonyms:  Fockea sessiliflora, Schltr. 1895. Fockea lugardi, N.E. Br. 1902. Fockea dammarana, Schltr. 1905.
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. 

angustifolia meaning 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.