|Author: ||Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017|
NE South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe|
Medium - Maximum|
Deep Maroon - Purple|
William Bertram Turrill, 1922. |
Brachystelma duplicatum, R.A. Dyer,
Brachystelma floribundum var. mlimakito, Masinde.
Ceropegia floribundior var. mlimakito, Bruyns.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family
was given this name by
Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found in north-eastern South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania
and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to
lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to tvelwe centimetres in height. The flowers are deep maroon to purple.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name referring to the many
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.