.Rudolf Schlechter, 1894
Cape; South Africa
||Mix - Grit
be: Ceropegia caffra, Bruyns, 2017.
Tapeinostelma caffrum, Schltr.
This rare member of the Asclepiadaceae
family was described by
Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1894. It is found on
the Eastern Cape; South Africa, growing in grit or another well
drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow
up to four centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to tvelwe or even 25
centimetres. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name from Greek; brachys
meaning 'short', and stelma means 'crown, garland, wreath'; alluding
to the short staminal corona of some species. The species name form its origin; Kaffraria.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.