R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1896
Province; South Africa
Colour - Light Green - Brown
be: Ceropegia meyeriana, Bruyns, 2017.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Friedrich
Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1896. It is only found in
the Cape Province, South
Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The
caudex can grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the branches
will grow up to 20 centimetres. The hairy flowers are crème colour
over light green to brown.
The genera name from Greek; brachys
meaning 'short', and stelma means 'crown, garland, wreath'; alluding
to the short staminal corona of some species. The species is named after Ernst
Heinrich Friedrich Meyer, 1791-1858, a German botanist.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.