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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Brachystelma barberiae
 

This plant doesn't look like others I have seen, but I am pretty sure its this plant.

  
Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker ex. William Henry Harvey 1866
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Southern Africa, India
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Dichaelia barberiae Bullock 1953.
By mistake:Brachystelma barberae
Got it from:  Llandilo, Australia
Year:  2002
First described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1866 and later in 1866 by William Henry Harvey. Belonging to the Asclepiadaceae*  family, and found both in southern Africa and India. It prefers a well-drained soil with some water and  lots of sun. The caudex will get 20 cm in diameter, and the branches 30 centimetres long. Can only be reproduced by seeds. I bought mine in Llandilo, Australia, 2002.

It's named after Mary Elizabeth Barber (born in 1818 as Bowker).

It's probably most famous/feared for its flower, which smells like rotten meat!

As far as I remember, all of the branches will fall of in autumn. It can't stand frost (10 C)

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