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Photo by Chris Moore, Asclepiad-exhibition.org.


The flower by Chris Moore, Asclepiad-exhibition.org.

Author: Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017
Family:  ASCLEPIADACEAE*
Origin:   Bathurst, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5-8 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:   Green / Purple / Cream
PropagateSeeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma campanulatum, Nicholas Edward Brown, 1908.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found in Bathurst in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow from five to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in height. The flowers are green outside, and cream inside with dark purple markings.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name means 'Campanula-formed'.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.