This member of the Asclepiadaceae
family was described by Adolphe Théodore de Brongniart in 1837. It is found on Madagascar, growing
in a rich soil with some water and some sun. The wines will reach for 4,5
meters, and the flowers are white. It can be reproduced both by
seeds and cuttings.
The genus name
Stephanotis has Greek origin, made up of two words; stephonos
meaning crown and otos which is ear; a 'crown of ears' which
it faintly resembles with the flower trumpet as a meatus surrounded
by five "ears."