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The caudex by Voytek Zychowski.

Author: Friedrich R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1905
Origin:  Transvaal, Kwa-Zulu-Natal Provinces; South Africa, Botswana
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1905. It's found in the Transvaal and Kwa-Zulu-Natal Provinces of South Africa and Botswana, growing in a well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the branches 20 centimetres long. The flowers are white an green.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name after Paul Conrath, 1861-1931, a Bohemian-Austrian naturalist and chemist.

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