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Brachystelma filifolium

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Caudex photo by Martin Heigan.

The flowers by Martin Heigan,

Author: R. Peckover, 1996
Origin:  Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  30-50 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème Coloured - Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia filifolia, Bruyns 2017.
Macropetalum filifolium
, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1905.
Tenaris filifolia, N. E. Brown, 1905

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by R. Peckover in 1996. It is found in Eswatini, Mozambique and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the slim stem up to 50 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 referring to the flowers: Bearing threads.

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