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Photo from Out of Africa.

Author: Eileen Adelaide Bruce, 1938
Origin:  Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark Mauve
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia festucifolia, Bruyns, 2017.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Eileen Adelaide Bruce in 1938. It is found in Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are dark mauve.

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 referring to the shape of the leaves.

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