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Author: Friedrich .Rudolf Schlechter, 1894
Origin:  Eastern Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  12-25 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia caffra, Bruyns, 2017.
Tapeinostelma caffrum,

This rare member of the Asclepiadaceae family was described by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1894. It is found on the Eastern Cape; South Africa, growing in grit or another well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow up to four centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to tvelwe or even 25 centimetres. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name from Greek; brachys  meaning 'short', and stelma means 'crown, garland, wreath'; alluding to the short staminal corona of some species. The species name form its origin; Kaffraria.

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