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Larryleachia similis (N.E.Br.) Plowes
Excelsa 17: 12, 1996

Accepted Scientific Name: Larryleachia cactiformis (Hook.) Plowes
Excelsa 17: 5 (1996)

Larryleachia similis Photo by: Sándor Horváth


See all synonyms of Larryleachia cactiformis
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Larryleachia cactiformis (Hook.) Plowes
Excelsa 17: 5 (1996)
Synonymy: 22

Common Names include:
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): ghaap

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Larryleachia cactiformis group

  • Larryleachia cactiformis (Hook.) Plowes: has a globular body tessellate with roughly pentangular, flat or depressed tubercles. This species is quite variable particularly in the colour of flowers. South Africa and Namibia.
  • Larryleachia cactiformis var. cristata hort.: Crested form.
  • Larryleachia felina (D.T.Cole) Plowes: has characteristic inner corona lobes short and curved like cat's claws. Distribution: Cape Province, Richtersveld, Near the summit of Rosyntjieberg, South Africa.
  • Larryleachia similis (N.E.Br.) Plowes: cup-shaped corolla that encloses the corona. Outer5-lobed, with each lobe deeply trifid, the two lateral teeth converging over the shorter central spotted tooth. Distribution: Southern Namibia to northern Cape (South Africa)

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