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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Anomalluma mccoyi
 

Photo by Voytek Zychowski.

  
Author:  Ulrich Meve & Sigrid Liede 2002
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Oman, Yemen
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  7 Centimetres
Flower:  Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Pseudolithos mccoyi, John Jacob Lavranos & Bruno A. Mies 2001

Photo by Voytek Zychowski.

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Ulrich Meve and in Sigrid Liede shortly after John Jacob Lavranos and Bruno A. Mies named it Pseudolithos mccoyi. DNA however showed it were separate from the Pseudolithos genus. It is found in Oman and Yemen, growing in a real well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to seven centimetres in height - larger if it i grafted. The flowers are brown.

It is named after the collector of the type-specimen; Tom McCoy. It has been known since A.G. Miller found one in the 1980's.

*This family might been incorporated in the Apocynaceae family now.