Allman Bullock, 1962
Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Medium - Maximum
||Violet - Blue
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was given this name by
Arthur Allman Bullock in 1962. It is found in
Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in
grit or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun,
dry forests openings. The
caudex can grow to six or even twelve centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up
to 60 centimetres in height. The
flowers are violet to blue, and besides from seeds, this plant might be
reproduced by cuttings.
The genera name means 'five angled thorn'. The species name after
the large flowers - for that genera.
Pentagonanthus grandiflorus ssp. glabrescens, Bullock
is, as the name imply; hairless.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.