This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
has not yet been described. It is found in Eil, Somalia,
growing in grit with little water and some sun. It can grow to
twelve centimetres in diameter and reach a height of fifteen
centimetres. The flowers are dark red to brown, with hairy
petals with a lighter centre
and like the others: It smell like rotting meat, and thereby
It have to be kept real
dry in winters, and will not stand temperatures below 15 C for
longer periods. At summer, the temperature should be kept around
25-35 C, best watered sparsely from the bottom.
* Accordantly to
J. J. Lavranos, this is
mostly likely to be nothing more than a
migiurtinus from Eyl.
**This family might been
incorporated in the Apocynaceae
the Greek words 'pseudo' meaning false and 'lithos' meaning stone,
pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The genus name
implies: 'false stone'.