Edward Brown, 1898
Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia,
Brown / White / Black
Ceropegia cordiloba, Werderm. 1939
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1898. It is
found in Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, Zimbabwe and Zambia, growing in a well drained soil
with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres or more, the vines to one or even three meter.
Often sold as
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name means 'having
wart or nipple-like gland'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.