|Author: ||Ulrich Meve, 1997
Minimum - Medium
Medium - Maximum
||Crème Coloured / Brown
be: Ceropegia bracteolata, Bruyns, 2017.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was given this name by Ulrich Meve in 1997. It was first discovered by Ernst Specks in October
1994 at Jos Plateau, south-east Jos, seven kilometres from Bokkos in
Nigeria. It grow in a well drained soil with little to some
water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 12
centimetres, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The
flowers are crème coloured and dark brown, and smell like cow-dung.
The genera name from Greek; brachys
meaning 'short', and stelma means 'crown, garland, wreath'; alluding
to the short staminal corona of some species.
The species is named means 'short shell'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.