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Author:  H.J.T.Venter & R. L. Verhoeven, 1998
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  White / Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Raphionacme abyssinica, Chiov.1939.
Triodoglossum abyssinicum, Arthur Allman Bullock, 1962

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Hendrik Johannes Tjaart Venter and Rudolf L. Verhoeven in 1998. It is found in the Eastern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with quiet some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres or more, the branches, which is kind of vines, will reach for two meters or more. The tiny flowers are pink and white, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name after Dr.Rudolf Schlechter, 1872-1925, a German botanist. The species name after Abyssinica, present day Ethiopia.

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