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Stomatostemma monteiroae

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The flowers by B. T. Wursten, Zimbabweflora.co.zw.


A big one by B. T. Wursten, Zimbabweflora.co.zw.

Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1902
Family:  APOCYNACEAE
Origin:  Zimbabwe, Swaziland
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  ?
Propagate:  Seeds/(Cuttings?)
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cryptolepis monteireae Oliver
This member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1902. It is found in Zimbabwe and Swaziland. The bulbs will grow to 5 centimetres in diameter, the stems reaches for one meter.

The genera name from from Greek, stomat-, 'stoma' and -stemma; 'crown'. The species name after Mrs. Rose Monteiro, 1840, the wife of Joachim J. Monteiro, a Portuguese entomologist and naturalist; they collected plant in Angola and Mozambique

It is in the subfamily Periplocoideae. Former a member of the Asclepiadaceae and the Periplocaceae family.