|Author: ||Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017|
NE South Africa|
Cream-Yellow / Purple - Brown|
Brachystelma oianthum, Schltr.,1895.|
This member of the
was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found in
north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to eight centimetres in height. The flowers are cream to yellow and purple to
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name
most likely refer to
the round flower.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.