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Found this plant at Grootscholten.


The caudex I found at Grootscholten.


The flowers from Asclepidarium.de.

Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1908
Family:  ASCLEPIADACEAE*
Origin:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  15 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Dichaelia pygmaea, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1894
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1908. It is found in southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres, the branches to 15 centimetres length. 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 indicates it is real small.

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


A flowering plant by Grootscholten.