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Photo by Frank Horwoot, MoBot.

Photo by Chris Moore.

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1908
Origin:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia nanior, Bruyns, 2017.
Lasiostelma nanum
, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1905.
Some includes Brachystelma angustum, R.Peckover, 1994.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1908. It is found in South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the stems from five to twenty centimetres long. The inflorescence are white and greenish yellow.

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 means 'dwarf'.

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