And the flower in
Kirstenbosh Botanical Garden.
Underneath, the leaves are red, if the plant gets plenty
of light. Those are wild plants from Oribi Gorge.
Partly sun and total
Origin in Oribi
Arthur Allman Bullock,
Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal; South
||Brown - Maroon
Might be: Ischnolepis natalensis, Venter,
2001. Might be the right name now, but still under debate!
natalensis Schlechter, 1894.
Tacazzea natalensis, N.E.Br.
the tag: Fockea tugelensis and Fockea
natalensis is actually Petopentia natalensis.
of the Periplocaceae* family was given this name by Arthur Allman Bollock in 1954. It's found in
Cape Provinces and KwaZulu-Natal in southern South Africa.
It preferring a rich soil, lots of water
and sun in the growing season. The caudex can grow at least to 30
centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach seven metres or more. As seen on the photos, the flowers are
brown-maroon/ and white. It also possible to make cuttings.
The genera name is an anagram
of Pentopetia, into which Petopentia natalensis was
originally and erroneously placed. The species name as it is found
in Natal, South Africa.
This Genus has recently been under Asclepiadaceae, then classified under Periploceceae.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of
Flower from Copenhagen
These are wild ones
from Oribi Gorge.
This one is 30
centimetre in diameter!
A large one from Copenhagen Botanical Garden.
caudex is 60-70 centimetres long, and 15 centimetres in diameter.