P.S. Masinde & F. Albers, 2000
This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by
Patrick Siro Masinde and Focke Albers in 2000. It is found on the
Kitulo Plateau in southern Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from five to eighteen centimetres in
flowers are green with black apical margins.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name as it is found
on the Kitulo Plateau in souther Tanzania.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.