This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
has not yet been described - as far as I know. It is found in Eil, Somalia,
growing in grit with little water and some sun. It can grow to
twelve centimetres in diameter and reach a height of fifteen
centimetres. The flowers are dark red to brown, with hairy
petals with a lighter centre
and like the others: It smell like rotting meat, and thereby
The genera name from
the Greek pseudo meaning 'false' and lithos meaning 'stone'
or 'pebble', referring to the appearance of the stems. The species
name after the area it was found in: Eli, Somalia.
It have to be kept real
dry in winters, and will not stand temperatures below 15 C for
longer periods. At summer, the temperature should be kept around
25-35 C, best watered sparsely from the bottom.
** Accordantly to
J. J. Lavranos, this is
mostly likely to be nothing more than a
migiurtinus from Eyl.
')Accordantly to the
latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Asclepiadaceae now
part of the Apocynaceae.Pseudolithos: From
the Greek words 'pseudo' meaning false and 'lithos' meaning stone,
pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The genus name
implies: 'false stone'.