Meve & Sigrid Liede, 2002
||Mix - Grit
Pseudolithos mccoyi, John Jacob Lavranos & Bruno A. Mies,
Might be: Ceropegia mccoyi, Bruyns. 2017.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by
Ulrich Meve and in Sigrid Liede shortly after John Jacob Lavranos
and Bruno A. Mies named it Pseudolithos mccoyi. DNA however
showed it were separate from the Pseudolithos genus. It is found
in Oman and Yemen, growing in a real well drained soil with
little to some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to seven centimetres in
height - larger if it is grafted. The
flowers are brown.
genera name from Latin, meaning 'deviating'. The species is
named after the collector of the type-specimen; Tom McCoy. It has
been known since A.G. Miller found one in the 1980's.
I am actually not sure I would
classify this as a caudiciform after all.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.