Moritz Schumann, 1893
Botswana, Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe
Medium - Maximum
Purple / Crème Coloured
Ceropegia kwebensis N.E. Br. 1902.
kaessneri S. Moore.
Ceropegia thysanotos Werderm.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae
family was given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1893. It is
found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire
and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in
diameter, and the vines reaches two or even four metres.
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name after the colour
of the flowers; purple.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.