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Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1877
Origin:  Natal, Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Brown / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia africana subsp. barklyi, Bruyns, 1985.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1877. It's found in the southern part of South Africa, growing in a well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can get five centimetres in diameter, the branches more than 30 centimetres long. The flowers are white, pink and brown.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name after Sir Henry Barkly, 1815-1898, English governor in South Africa - and keen naturalist.

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