F. Schlechter & A. Rendle,
This member of the Periplocaceae* family was described by Friedrich
Richard Rudolf Schlechter and Alfred Barton Rendle in 1896. Is found
in Kenya and Tanzania, growing in a well drained sandy or rocky soil with some
water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres, the vines
from four to six metres. The flowers are lime green to yellow-green.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of
The genera name puzzles me: Base
could mean 'base' and nema from Green; 'thread'. It was introduced by
Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter & Alfred Barton Rendle, Journal of
Botany, British and Foreign 34: 97, t. 36B. 1896. They did not write
about the name.
The species is named after J. W. Gregory, who found the plant in Kinani,
East Ongalea in 1893.