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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Fockea capensis
 

Photo by James Winston.

  
Author:  Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher 1839
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  5 metres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Asclepias crispa P.J.Bergius 1767. Cynanchum crispum Carl Thunberg 1794. Gomphocarpus crispus R.Br.1809. Fockea crispa, K.Schumann 1895.
Could now be: Fockea edulis K.Schum. var. capensis  G.D.Rowley 1998
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.