Heinrich G. Ludwig Reichenbach, 1830
White / Brownish Violet
Cinclia cancellata, Hoffmannsegg, 1933.
Ceropegia assimilis N.E. Br. 1908
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was
given this name by Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach in 1830. It is found in
southern South Africa, growing in a rich but well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
ten centimetres, the vines can reach 1,2 metres. The flowers are
yellowish white with brownish violet stripes.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles.. The species name means
'resembling a grill or latticed, as in the lattice stink-horn and
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.