Moritz Schumann, 1900
Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania
Pleurostelma africanum, Friedrich Richard Rudolf
Tacazzea africana, N.E.Br.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was given this name by
Karl Moritz Schumann in 1900. It is found in the
growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun.
The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres, the branches will reach for
one and a half meter. The flowers are white, and the plant can be reproduced both by
seeds and cuttings.
The genera name
after Dr.Rudolf Schlechter, 1872-1925, a German botanist. The
species name means 'from Africa'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.