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Photo by Horwood,

Photo by Horwood,

Author: Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017
Origin:  NE South Africa, Mozambique
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  10-20 Centimetres
Flower:  Light / Dark Green - Brownish / Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma chlorozonum, Eileen Adelaide Bruce, 1939

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found in KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Provinces in South Africa and in Mozambique, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from ten to twenty centimetres in height. The flowers are light and dark green or brownish and green.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name is a strange mix of the Green chloros and Latin zona, meaning green band, referring to the banded colouring of the flower.

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

The brownish flower by Sándor Horváth, Llifle. com.