The top of the Ceropegia fimbriata subsp. geniculata flower consists of a lantern-like canopy or cage of the five recombined or fused petal lobes. This angular structure ensues from a modification of the upper petal lobes that broaden and join into dull-coloured, leaf-like tips.
The generic name, Ceropegia, is derived from the Greek words keros meaning wax and pege meaning fountain. Linnaeus conferred this name, likening the flowers to wax fountains (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; https://desert-plants.blogspot.com).