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Author: Karl Moritz Schumann, 1900
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  1,5 Meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pleurostelma africanum, Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1895.
Tacazzea africana, N.E.Br.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by
Karl Moritz Schumann in 1900. It is found in the eastern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres, the branches will reach for one and a half meter. The flowers are 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 means 'from Africa'.

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

The flower by Chris Moore,