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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Larryleachia cactiformis
 
  
Author:  Darrel C.H. Plowes 1996
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5-30 Centimetres
Height:  20 (60) Centimetres
Flower:  Cream/Dark Purple
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Stapelia cactiformis, William Jackson Hooker 1844. Lavrania cactiformis,  Bruyns. Leachia cactiformis, Plowes. Leachiella cactiformis, Plowes. Trichocaulon cactiformis, N.E. Br.  By mistake?: Larryleachia cactiforme

Photo from Cactus Art.

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Darrel C.H. Plowes in 1996. It is found in South Africa and Namibia on the border to winter rain, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 20  centimetres in diameter (or even 60?), the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are cream with dark purple markings.

*This family might been incorporated in the Apocynaceae family now.