|Author: ||Robert Allen Dyer, 1971|
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa|
Might be: Ceropegia stenifolia,
Siphonostelma stenophyllum, Schltr. 1913.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family
was given this name by Robert Allen Dyer in 1971. It is found in Namibia and
South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow
from three to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish yellow.
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 'narrow or
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.