This member of the Asclepiadaceae
family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1894. It is
found in South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in
diameter, and the vines reaches one metre.
Edward Brown, 1894
Ceropegia galpinii, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter,
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
Dr. Percy J. Rendall, 1861-1948, a British botanist, working in
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.