|Author: ||Peter René
Oscar Bally, 1965
Greyish-Green / Purple
Lithocaulon cubiforme, Peter René Oscar Bally, 1959.
Ceropegia cubiformis, Bruyns.
Pseudolithos cubiformis var. viridiflorus, Horw.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was given this name by
Peter René Oscar Bally as Lithocaulon cubiforme in 1959, and
as Pseudolithos cubiformis in 1965. It is found in Somalia,
growing in grit with little water and some sun. It can grow to
twelve centimetres in diameter, and the flowers are green-grey hairy
petals with a purple centre. It has the largest flowers in the genus,
and like the others: It smell like rotting meat.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is
now part of
The genera name from
the Greek pseudo meaning 'false' and lithos meaning 'stone'
or 'pebble', referring to the appearance of the stems. The species
name means 'shaped like dice'.