Ngome; South Africa
be: Ceropegia ngomensis, Bruyns, 2017.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by
Robert Allen Dyer in 1977. It is only found in Natal and Ngome, South
Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun.
The caudex can grow up to five centimetres in diameter, the branches
will grow up to fifteen centimetres. The flowers are 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 the
area it first was found in: Ngome.
*Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.