Microloma - Apocynaceae

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Microloma - Apocynaceae

Post by Rogan » Sun May 02, 2021 10:31 am

Does anybody grow Microloma species, especially M. calycina? I encountered this plant high in the Richtersveld one day; it has succulent stems superficially similar to some of the more succulent Ceropegia species - the flowers are very striking indeed:
Microloma_calycinum in the Richtersveld-s.jpg
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Re: Microloma - Apocynaceae

Post by Herts Mike » Sun May 02, 2021 10:40 am

I’d like to...
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Post by Pattock » Sun May 02, 2021 11:48 am

Herts Mike wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 10:40 am
I’d like to...
Me, too. Very unusual flowers. In the Astephaninae section of the Asclepiadeae, the last time I looked.

The fruit pods are eaten as a snack.
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Re: Microloma - Apocynaceae

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun May 02, 2021 7:17 pm

Certainly showy, isn't it?!
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