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Photo by PalmBob.

The flowers by S.Rügheimer,

Author: Karl Moritz Schumann, 1893
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  150 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish - White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Kambroo
Synonyms:  Fockea sessiliflora, Schltr. 1895.
Fockea lugardi
, N.E. Br. 1902.
Fockea dammarana
, Schltr. 1905.
Cynanchum omissum, Bullock.
Fockea mildbraedii,
Fockea monroi,
Fockea tugelensis,

This dioecious member of the Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1893. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres long, the vines can reach one and a half meter. The flowers are from greenish to white, and vary in size, depending on the origin. 

The genera name after Charles Focke, 1802-1856, a Dutch botanist, collecting especially in Surinam. The species name means 'narrow-leaved', although I would describe it as long-leaved, compared to close related plants.

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