|Author: ||John Gilbert Baker, 1869
Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Medium - Maximum
Ceropegia tentaculata N.E. Br. 1895.
Ceropegia multiflora subsp. tentaculata,
Systrepha multiflora, Burch. ex Baker.
mistake: Ceropegia multiflorum.
This member of the
Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1869. It
is found in Angola,
Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to eight
centimetres in diameter, the vines up to one and a half meter long.
The flowers are light brown.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name the many
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.