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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Pentagonanthus grandiflorus
 
    
Author:  Arthur Allman Bullock 1962
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  6-12 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Violet-Blue
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Raphionacme grandiflora.N.E.Br.1895

 

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Arthur Allman Bullock. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in grit or well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun on dry forests and openings. The caudex can grow to six or even twelve centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are violet to blue, and besides from seeds, this plant might be reproduced by cuttings.

 The subspecies; Pentagonanthus grandiflorus ssp. glabrescens, Bullock is, as the name imply; hairless.

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