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Stapelia humilis Masson
Stapel. Nov. 10. t. 5. 1776 [Apr 1776]

Accepted Scientific Name: Huernia humilis (Masson) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 30.

Stapelia humilis (Huernia humilis) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
Stems are acutely 4(-5) angled, tapered to the apex in a pyramidal shape, rarely exceeding 3 cm in lengtht.


See all synonyms of Huernia humilis
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Huernia humilis (Masson) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 30.
Synonymy: 5

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Cherry Life Saver Plant, Lifesaver Plant, Spotted-flowered Huernia

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Huernia humilis group

  • Huernia humilis (Masson) Haw.: has rose donut-shaped false-annulus in the centre, lobes yellow with maroon spots, finely papillate, tube maroon inside, smooth at the mouth. Distribution: Northern Cape, Eastern Cape.
  • Huernia thudichumii L.C.Leach: has ivory-coloured flowers about 40 mm across, unmarked or occasionally with pale pinkish spots. Distribution: Western Cape.

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