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Chymocormus edulis (Thunb.) Harv.
London J. Bot. 1: 24. 1842
Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Fockea edulis (Thunb.) K.Schum.
Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engler & Prantl] iv. 2 (1895) 296. Engl. & Prantl

Chymocormus edulis (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. (Fockea edulis) Photo by: © Plantemania
30502 diegoe Diego Armentano
Fockea edulis, young specimen. (Fockea edulis) Photo by: Diego Armentano

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

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

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

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