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Pseudolithos migiurtinus

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Photos by Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author:  Peter René Oscar Bally, 1975
Origin:  Somalia
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Min
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  8 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  White-Sloanea migiurtina, Chiovenda, 1937.
Ceropegia migiurtina, Bruyns.
Lithocaulon sphaericum,
Pseudolithos sphaericus,

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Peter René Oscar Bally in 1975. It is found in Somalia, growing in grit with little water and lots of sun.  It will grow to six centimetres and eight centimetres in height. The flowers are dark red and seeds are the only way of reproducing.

The genera name from the Greek pseudo meaning 'false' and lithos meaning 'stone' or 'pebble', referring to the appearance of the stems. The species name for the occurrence in the Migiurtina region, Somalia.

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

Found this one at Specks.