|Author: ||Arthur Allman Bullock,
Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
||Green / Purple
Stathmostelma gigantiflorum, Karl Moritz Schumann, 1893.
Stathmostelma bicolor, Karl Moritz Schumann, 1901.
Asclepias gigantiflora, N. E. Brown, 1902.
Asclepias muhindensis, N.E.Br.
Stathmostelma bicolor, K.Schum.
Stathmostelma nomadacridum, Bullock.
Stathmostelma praetermissum, Bullock.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was first described by
Arthur Allman Bullock
in 1953. It is found in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, growing in well-drained soil
or grit, in a sunny position. You should give it plenty of water during
the growing season, and keep it dry when dormant. The flowers are greenish
The plant can be propagated by seeds, and might also be propagated by
cuttings as well?
name from Greek stathmos; 'plumb line' and stelma;
'crown' or 'garland', for the straight appendages of the inner
corona segments. The species name means 'neglected', 'omitted' or
')Accordantly to the
latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Asclepiadaceae now part
of the Apocynaceae.