|Author: ||Darrel C.H.
||20 (60) Centimetres
||Cream / Dark
Stapelia cactiformis, William Jackson Hooker, 1844.
Lavrania cactiformis, Bruyns.
Trichocaulon cactiformis, N.E. Br.
Ceropegia cactiformis, Bruyns
Hoodia cactiformis, Halda
Stapelia cactiformis, Hook.
Larryleachia cactiformis var. felina, Bruyns.
mistake?: Larryleachia cactiforme
This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by
Darrel C.H. Plowes in 1996. It is found
in South Africa and Namibia on the border to winter rain, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 20
centimetres in diameter (or even 60?), the entire plant to 30 centimetres in
flowers are cream with dark purple markings.
The genera name for Leslie
(Larry) C. Leach, 1909-1996, an English-born electrical engineer and
self-taught botanist in Zimbabwe. The species name as it is
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.
I might not really acknowledge this as a
caudiciform, but here it is anyway.