Patrick Dold, 2006
||South-Eastern South Africa
||Mix - Grit
Brown / Green
This member of the
Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Anthony
Patrick Dold in 2006. It is so far found only found in the Middledrift farm in Cathcart in the Eastern
Cape Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots sun. The caudex can grow to five
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in
flowers are dark brown and light green.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name is named after
Cameron McMaster, a plant enthusiast, and not Nigel McMaster,
whose farm it is found on. But Cameron grow up on the farm.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.