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Photo by Cameron and Rhoda McMaster,

The flower - well, and the plant by Cok Grootscholten.

Author: Anthony Patrick Dold, 2006
Origin:  South-Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  Brown / Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Anthony Patrick Dold in 2006. It is so far found only found in the Middledrift farm in Cathcart in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in height. The flowers are dark brown and light 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 named after Cameron McMaster, a plant enthusiast, and not Nigel McMaster, whose farm it is found on. But Cameron grow up on the farm.

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