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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Brachystelma maritae
 


Photo from
Specks Exotica.

  
Author:  Ralph Peckover 1996
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Ruvuma Province, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Crème Colour/Dark Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -


Photo by
Pedro.

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Ralph Peckover in 1996. It is found in the Ruvuma Province of Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 10 centimetres in diameter, the stem up to 30 centimetres height. The flowers are crème coloured with a dark brown centre. 

Found by Ernst Specks and named after frau Marita Specks.

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


Photo by
Pedro.