|Author: ||Peter Vincent
Botswana, Namibia, South
Kinepetalum schultzei, Schltr. 1913.
schultzei, E. Phillips, 1941.
Brachystelma schultzei, Peter Vincent Bruyns, 1995.
This member of the
Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by
Bruyns in 2017. It is found
in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, growing in sand or another well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen or even fifty centimetres in
flowers are brown.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name after Dr. Loenhard S. Schultze, 1872-1955, a German zoologist.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.