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Found this old plant at Winco.

The flower by Chris Moore, Lack of brown spots though. Look like C. spiculata to me.

Photo by Eric Winegar.

Wasn't sure reproducing by cutting were possible, but Woot and Saravud Ratanavanitroj send me those photos of an divided plant. Both mum and kid are doing fine after half a year.

Author: H.Kunze , U. Meve & S. Liede, 1994
Origin:  Zambia, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  3-5 Meters
Flower:  Green / White / Brown Spots
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by
Henning Kunze, Ulrich Meve and Sigrid Liede in 1994. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The irregular caudex can grow to 50 centimetres or more, the wines for three to five meters. The small flowers are green with a white centre and brown spots.

The genera name from Latin; cibus; 'nourishment' or 'food' and Greek; rhiza; 'root' as the roots can be eaten. The species name honours Prof. Victor A. Albert, an American botanist.

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

Large plant in Namibia, but is it Cibirhiza albersiana?

Photo by Alain Mouchel.