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Trichocaulon cactiforme ( Larryleachia cactiformis)

Author:(Hook.)NEBr.
Family:Asclepiadaceae - Apocynaceae.
Synonym:Larryleachia cactiformis,Stapelia cactiformis,Lavrania cactiforme.
Habitat:South Africa and Namibia.

-The generic name 'Trichocaulon' derives from the Greek word 'thrix' meaning 'hair', and the word 'caulos' meaning 'stem of a plant'.
-The genus name implies 'hairy stem'.
-The genus Larryleachia named after Leslie (Larry) C.Leach an English botanist in Zimbabwe and South Africa,specialist in Asclepiads and Euphorbias.
-Larryleachia is a new genus name dating only from 1997.

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