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Fockea edulis (Thunb.) K.Schum.
Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engler & Prantl] iv. 2 (1895) 296.
Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

Fockea edulis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
This is an easy-to-grow caudiciform plant with interesting fat grey tuber. Since it is a vine, it produces thin branches that climb on any type of available supports. In the wild, the caudex is partially or totally buried.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Fockea edulis (Thunb.) K.Schum.
Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engler & Prantl] iv. 2 (1895) 296.
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Hottentot Bread
CHINESE (中文): 火星人, 蘿藦塊根



30548 plantemania © Plantemania
Fockea edulis, an old large specimen in cultivation. Photo by: © Plantemania
30502 diegoe Diego Armentano
Fockea edulis, young specimen. Photo by: Diego Armentano

1725 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
The flowers of Fockeas are greenish, not very showy but lightly scented. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
7715 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Fockea edulis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

1729 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Fockea edulis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
19819 agrawal K.k. Agrawal
Fockea edulis Photo by: K.k. Agrawal

1726 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Fockea edulis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
1732 cactus-art Cactus Art
Fockea edulis Photo by: Cactus Art

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