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Brachystelma pulchellum

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Found this plant at Specks Exotica.


The flowers from Africa-seeds.com.

Author:  Friedrich R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1895
Family:  ASCLEPIADACEAE*
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  4 (20) centimetres
Flower:  Brown and Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Micraster pulchellus William Henry Harvey, 1868
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1895. It is found in KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres, the branches to 20 centimetres length. The flowers are brown and pink.

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 means 'pretty'.

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