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Pseudolithos hybrid of migiurtinus & cubiformis. They are members of Asclepiadaceae (Apocynaceae) (Milkweed family). They come from North East Somalia. In Habitat they have been found in grit in a dry tropical environment with lots of sun. These plants, like most of the succulent milkweeds (stapeliads), are generally fly pollinated, and conveniently smell like rotten meat or some type of manure.Pseudolithos derives from the Greek words pseudo meaning false and lithos meaning stone or pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The species name migiurtinus derives from the mountain region in the North East of Somalia. Probably the most popular species of the genus in cultivation. It needs
protection from cold and damp, but doesn't like to get bone dry, even in winter. Please click the photo for complete information.