|Author: ||Nicholas Edward Brown,
||Yellow - Green - Light Green / Dark
be: Ceropegia longifoliata, Bruyns, 2017.
longifolia, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1895.
Lasiostelma longifolium, Schltr.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was
given this name by
Nicholas Edward Brown in 1908. It is only found in Mpumalanga, South
Africa, growing in grit with little water and lots of sun. The
caudex can grow up to five centimetres in diameter, the branches
will grow up to fifteen centimetres. The flowers are green and light
green, sometimes with dark red markings.
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 means 'long
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.