Nicholas Edward Brown, 1895
Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre,
be: Ceropegia buchananii, Bruyns, 2017.
Brachystelma magicum, N.E.Br.
Brachystelma nauseosum, De Wild.
Brachystelma shirense, Schltr.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was describe by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1908. It is
found in Botswana, Malawi,
Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre and Zimbabwe, growing
in a well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres, the
branches from twelve to 30 centimetres length. The large flowers are yellow
and dark brown.
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 after John Buchanan, 1819 – 1898, a New Zealand
botanist and scientific artist.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.