Nicholas Edward Brown, 1908
Brachystelma comaru, E.Meyer, 1836.
Fockea gracilis, R.A.Dyer.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was
given this name
by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1908.
It grows in southern Namibia and western Africa, in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex will get op
to 60 cm in diameter, and the plant reaches two meters in height.
The genera name after Charles
Focke, 1802-1856, a Dutch botanist, collecting especially in
Surinam. The species name from the Bushman vernacular name:
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.