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Author: Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017
Origin:   North-Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  13 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:   Bright Greenish-Yellow
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma pachypodium, R.A.Dyer, 1958.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae*family was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found in north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright greenish yellow.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name means 'thick footed'.

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