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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Pseudolithos eylensis*
    Author of this page: Pedro.

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Pedro.
  
Author:  Not yet*
Family:  Asclepiadaceae**
Habitat:  Eil, Somalia
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  15 centimetres
Flower:  Dark Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by
Pedro.


Photo by
Pedro.

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family 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 attracting flees.

 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 Pseudolithos migiurtinus from Eyl.

**This family might been incorporated in the Apocynaceae family now.

Pseudolithos: From the Greek words 'pseudo' meaning false and 'lithos' meaning stone, pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The genus name implies: 'false stone'. 


Photo by
Pedro.