This member of the
Asclepiadaceae* family was
given this name by Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher in 1839. It is found in
western South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex develops
in the ground, and only in the ground. If it is raised, it will
almost only develop downwards, in the ground. Given peace for a 100
years or two, you will end up with a 60 centimetre caudex with five
meter vines and white flowers.
As the synonym crispa
implies, it has crisped margined leaves.
*This family might
been incorporated in the
Apocynaceae family now.