Edward Brown, 1897
Minimum - Medium
White / Crème Colour
||Metastelma lineare Bello, 1881.
Cynanchum lineare, N.E.Br. 1897.
Cynanchum lineare subsp. keraudreniae, Liede.
This member of the
Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1897. It is found in
northern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil
with little water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to three
centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach for 60 centimetres. The
flowers are white and crème coloured.
The genera name comes
from Greek kynos; meaning 'dog' and anchein; 'to
choke'. The species name means ' linear' or 'lined'.
*)Accordantly to the
latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Asclepiadaceae now
part of the Apocynaceae.