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Piaranthus piliferus (L.f.) Sweet
Hort. Brit. [Sweet], ed. 2. 359. 1830
Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Hoodia pilifera (L.f.) Plowes
Asklepios 56: 10 (1992)

Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Hoodia pilifera (L.f.) Plowes
Asklepios 56: 10 (1992)
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Hoodia pilifera subs. annulata (N.E.Br.) Bruyns
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 115(2): 235. 1993 [15 Oct 1993]
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Hoodia pilifera subs. pillansii (N.E.Br.) Bruyns
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 115(2): 238. 1993 [15 Oct 1993]
Synonymy: 7
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Hoodia
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): Ngaap, Guaap, Ghaap
CHINESE (中文): 摩耶夫人

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Hoodia pilifera group

  • Hoodia pilifera (L.f.) Plowes: (subsp. pilifera) flowers purple-brown almost black and without a ring (annulus), up to 20 mm in diameter. Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
  • Hoodia pilifera subs. annulata (N.E.Br.) Bruyns: flowers dark purple to black, 20-30 mm in diameter, with spreading lobes.
  • Hoodia pilifera subs. pillansii (N.E.Br.) Bruyns: flowers yellow to pinkish, without the raised rim (annulus) as in the other subspecies.


25876 kissanya Sándor Horváth
Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Sándor Horváth
19440 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Cactus Art
23938 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

23937 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
10583 cactus-art Cactus Art
Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Cactus Art

10578 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
10579 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Piaranthus piliferus (Hoodia pilifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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