Vincent Bruyns, 2017
||Sandy - Mix
Brown / Green
Brachystelma coddii, R.A. Dyer, 1955
This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Peter
Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found
in Eswatini and north-eastern South
Africa, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow from two to five
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five or even twenty centimetres in
flowers are brown and green.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name after the South
African Botanist Codd Leslie Edward Wostall, 1908-1999, former director
of the Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.