Adelaide Bruce, 1938
be: Ceropegia festucifolia, Bruyns, 2017.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by
Eileen Adelaide Bruce in 1938. It is found
in Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
flowers are dark mauve.
The genera name from Greek; brachys
meaning 'short', and stelma means 'crown, garland, wreath'; alluding
to the short staminal corona of some species.
The species name referring to the shape of the leaves.
'*Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.