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Author: Arthur Allman Bullock, 1953
Origin:  Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Green / Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/(Cuttings?)
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Stathmostelma gigantiflorum, Karl Moritz Schumann, 1893.
Stathmostelma bicolor,
Karl Moritz Schumann, 1901.
Asclepias gigantiflora,
N. E. Brown, 1902.
Asclepias muhindensis,
Stathmostelma bicolor,
Stathmostelma nomadacridum,
Stathmostelma praetermissum,

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was first described by
Arthur Allman Bullock in 1953. It is found in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, growing in well-drained soil or grit, in a sunny position. You should give it plenty of water during the growing season, and keep it dry when dormant. The flowers are greenish and purple. The plant can be propagated by seeds, and might also be propagated by cuttings as well?

The genera name from Greek stathmos; 'plumb line' and stelma; 'crown' or 'garland', for the straight appendages of the inner corona segments. The species name means 'neglected', 'omitted' or 'overlooked'.

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

Nice flower on a plant from Mbuyu