Peter René Oscar Bally, 1975
||White-Sloanea migiurtina, Chiovenda,
Ceropegia migiurtina, Bruyns.
Lithocaulon sphaericum, P.R.O.Bally.
Pseudolithos sphaericus, P.R.O.Bally.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was given this name by Peter René Oscar Bally in 1975. It is found in
Somalia, growing in grit with little water and lots of
sun. It will grow to six centimetres and eight centimetres in height.
The flowers are dark red and seeds are the only way of reproducing.
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 for the occurrence in the Migiurtina region, Somalia.
')Accordantly to the
latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Asclepiadaceae now
part of the Apocynaceae.