This member of the Apocynaceae family
was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1902. It is found in the Southern Africa (Zimbabwe,
Swaziland). The bulbs will grow to 5 centimetres in
diameter, the stems reaches for one meter.
Named after Mrs. Rose Monteiro,
1840, the wife of Joachim J. Monteiro, a Portuguese
entomologist and naturalist; they collected plant in Angola and
It is in the
subfamily Periplocoideae. Former a member of the Asclepiadaceae
and the Periplocaceae family.