Moritz Schumann, 1893
Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa,
Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Medium - Maximum
sessiliflora, Schltr. 1895.
Fockea lugardi, N.E. Br. 1902.
Fockea dammarana, Schltr. 1905.
Cynanchum omissum, Bullock.
Fockea mildbraedii, Schltr.
Fockea monroi, S.Moore.
Fockea tugelensis, N.E.Br.
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.