|Author: ||Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017|
Bathurst, South Africa|
Green / Purple / Cream|
Nicholas Edward Brown, 1908. |
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family
was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found in Bathurst in
southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
lots of sun. The caudex can grow from five to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to five centimetres in height. The flowers are green outside, and cream inside with
dark purple markings.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name means 'Campanula-formed'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.