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Alain Carlier

Photo by Martin Heigan.

Author: Friedrich R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1913
Origin:  Northern Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish / Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia dinteriana, Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017.
Or: Ceropegia brevipedicellata,
Bruyns 2017.
Raphionacme dinteri,
Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1910.
Blepharanthera dinteri
, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1913.
Brachystelma ringens, E.A. Bruce, 1951.
Brachystelma brevipedicellatum, Turrill.
Brachystelma ringens, E.A.Bruce

This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1913. It is found in northern Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe , growing in sand or other  well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres the few branches up to 20 centimetres.  

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 name in honour of the German botanist; Kurt Moritz Albin Dinter, 1868-1945.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.