R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1905
Kwa-Zulu-Natal Provinces; South Africa, Botswana
White / Green
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by
Friedrich Richard Rudolf
Schlechter in 1905. It's found in the
Transvaal and Kwa-Zulu-Natal
of South Africa and Botswana, growing in a
well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
ten centimetres in diameter, the branches 20 centimetres long. The
flowers are white an green.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name after Paul Conrath, 1861-1931, a Bohemian-Austrian
naturalist and chemist.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.