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Photo by Gregg DeChirico, Flickr.com.


Type 1 flower by Chris Moore.

Author: Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017
Family:  ASCLEPIADACEAE*
Origin:   Mpumalanga - KwaZulu-Natal; NE South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2,5-4 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:   Cream / Reddish Brown
PropagateSeeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma remotum, R.A.Dyer, 1976.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found in Mpumalanga - KwaZulu-Natal, north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in height. The flowers are cream and reddish brown.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name means they are 'scattered' only found far apart.

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


Type 2 flower by Chris Moore.