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Stapelia hystrix Hook.f.
Bot. Mag. 95: t. 5751. 1869
Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Huernia hystrix (Hook.f.) N.E.Br.
Gard. Chron. n.s. 1: 795 (1876)

Stapelia hystrix (Huernia hystrix) Photo by: Raffa C. Garcia

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Huernia hystrix (Hook.f.) N.E.Br.
Gard. Chron. n.s. 1: 795 (1876)
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Huernia hystrix subs. parvula (L.C.Leach) Bruyns
1: 189 (2005)
Synonymy: 2
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Porcupine huernia
CHINESE (中文): 点美阁

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

  • Huernia hystrix (Hook.f.) N.E.Br.: has cup-shaped flowers, with spiny petals, dull yellow in colour and banded with red, but variable. Distribution: S-E Zimbabwe, W Mozambique, Swaziland, KwaZulu-Natal and N-E South Africa.
  • Huernia hystrix subs. parvula (L.C.Leach) Bruyns: has much shorter stems less than 3 cm long, and smaller flowers 3-4.5 cm in diam. Pedicels 17-18 mm long. Distribution: S-E Kwa-Zulu-Natal in Oribi Gorge and Flats.

22649 raffa Raffa C. Garcia
Stapelia hystrix (Huernia hystrix) Photo by: Raffa C. Garcia
22651 julio Julio C. García
Stapelia hystrix (Huernia hystrix) Photo by: Julio C. García

22652 julio Julio C. García
Stapelia hystrix (Huernia hystrix) Photo by: Julio C. García
23196 luiza Luiza Ferreira
Stapelia hystrix (Huernia hystrix) Photo by: Luiza Ferreira


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