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Trichocaulon picta (Lavrania picta - Larryleachia picta)

Author:(N.E.Br.)Bruyns.
Family:Asclepiadaceae - Apocynaceae.
Synonym:Lavrania picta,Larryleachia picta.Trichocaulon pictum,Leachia meloformis,Larryleachia meloformis,Hoodia meloformis.

-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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