Asclepiads or Asclepiadoideae are a subfamily in the Apocynaceae, with about 2900 species. There are lots of leafless stem succulents but also perennial herbs, shrubs, lianas or rarely trees. They produce remarkable flowers, for the complex mechanisms they have developed for pollination. Many species produce an unusual fragrance, often called "carrion", and attracts flies for pollination.
Green climbing stems, often streaked and dotted with silvery wax. It bears beautiful flowers, lime yellow with a pure white centre. This "caustic vine" is native to Madagascar and its former name was Cynanchum decaisneanum.
This hoodia is different in its genus because of its thicker stems, less branched. It blooms with yellow-maroon flowers. It is native to an area Prince Albert, in South Africa. Some authors consider it a synonym of H. gordonii.
Caudex-forming asclepiad with scrambling stems. It builds a sub-spherical caudex, up to 35 cm in diameter. The velvety stems grow up to 50 cm long and spread horizontally. Leaves are also more or less densely velvety on both surfaces
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