|Silk plant plants|
The silk plant plants (Asclepiadoideae), also mentioned, are a Unterfamilie that of the dog poison plants (Apocynaceae). Traditionally they are treated as an own family Asclepiadaceae, newer molecular-biological realizations to have it is however resulted in that they belong to the dog poison plants.
Their original spreading emphasis is Africa as well as Eastern Asia.
A part of the Taxa are stammsukkulente plants. Some kinds are often used in Europe as ornamental plants. In addition, there are krautige plants of several years.
Well-known representatives of this family are the carrion flowers (Stapelia) with their typical unpleasant blooms " smell ", the wax flowers (Hoya), the Schwalbenwurz (Vincetoxicum hirundinaria) and the silk plants (Asclepias).
The Unterfamilie covers more than 200 kinds and about 2400 kinds (selection):
|Carrion flower||Huernia thuretii||Bloom conditions of Caralluma acutangula, with Yomboli, Burkina Faso|
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