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This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by
Robert Brown in 1922. It is found
in Lesotho and southern South Africa, growing in a well drained but rich soil with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 or even 30 centimetres in
flowers are brownish violet.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name indicates its
origin from Africa, where the species first was described in India.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.