This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was
given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1895. It is found in
Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow
up to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the annual branches reaches
ten to fifteen centimetres and the flowers are dark brown into
R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1895
South Africa, Zimbabwe
Ceropegia rehmannii, Bruyns, 2018.
Brachystelma rehmannii, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
Could have been: Ceropegia foetidissima, Bruyns,
2017, nom. illeg.
The genera name from Greek; 'brachys'
meaning short, and 'stelma' means crown, garland, wreath; alluding
to the short staminal corona of some species. The species name foetidum meaning
bad-smelling: Intense sent of manure!
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is
now part of