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 Drawing by Ramalingam Kottaimuthu.

 Photo by Ramalingam Kottaimuthu.

Author: Ramalingam Kottaimuthu, 2019
Origin:   Seshachalam Hills; Southern India
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 - 3,5 Centimetres
Height:  250 Centimetres
Flower:   Yellow / Brownish Purple
Propagate Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma seshachalamense, K.Prasad & Prasanna, 2016.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Ramalingam Kottaimuthu in 2019. It is found in the Seshachalam hills in southern India, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5-3,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 250 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow and dark purple.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name after the type locality, the Seshachalam hills of Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh.

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