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Brachystelma meyerianum

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Great photo of the flowers by  Martin_Heigan, Flickr.com.

Author: Friedrich R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1896
Family:  ASCLEPIADACEAE*
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème Colour - Light Green - Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia meyeriana, Bruyns, 2017.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1896. It is only found in the Cape Province, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the branches will grow up to 20 centimetres. The hairy flowers are crème colour over light green to brown.

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 is named after Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer,  1791-1858, a German botanist.

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