Synonym: Caralluma europaea (Guss.) N.E. Br.
This asclepiad, with square-section stems with wavy angles, cannot be differentiated from Apteranthes burchardii (N. E. Br.) Plowes subsp. maura (Maire) Meve & Liede in habitat. Only the floral characteristics differ. In the website, Apteranthes europaea has been left in its sensu lato until the precise infraspecific status of Moroccan populations is satisfactorily resolved (Audissou, 2005 - Bensusan, 2009).