Dalton Hooker, 1877
Cape Province; South Africa
||White / Brown
Ceropegia africana subsp.
barklyi, Bruyns, 1985.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by
Joseph Dalton Hooker
1877. It's found in the southern part of South Africa, growing in a
well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can get five centimetres in diameter, the
branches more than 30 centimetres long. The flowers
are white, pink and 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 Sir Henry Barkly, 1815-1898, English governor in South Africa - and keen
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.