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Huernia barbata (Masson) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 31 1812
Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

Huernia barbata Photo by: Raffa C. Garcia
This species is quite variable, especially the ground colour of the corolla and covering of dark purple-brown warts and small blood-red spots varies considerably from plant to plant; moreover the stiff clavate purple hairs in the tube are very variable in size and length.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Huernia barbata (Masson) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 31 1812
Synonymy: 15 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Huernia barbata subs. ingeae (Lavranos) Bruyns
Stapeliads S. Africa Madagascar 1: 176. 2005
Synonymy: 2
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Huernia barbata group

  • Huernia barbata (Masson) Haw.: has creamy, urn-shaped flowers marked with maroon speckling, with long stiff, purple often clavate hairs in mouth and lobes. Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, Free State) and Lesotho.
  • Huernia clavigera (Jacq.) Haw.: flowers bell-shaped ochre-yellow or dull greenish-yellow covered with purple-brown warts and blood-red spots and throat (but not the lobes) covered with clavate purple hairs. Distribution: Western Cape, Northern Cape

23229 luiza Luiza Ferreira
Dikkop flats (with stiff hairs) Photo by: Luiza Ferreira
22883 luiza Luiza Ferreira
A form with strongly clavate (club-shaped) hairs. Photo by: Luiza Ferreira

27507 giuseppe2 Giuseppe Distefano
Huernia barbata Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano
26309 raffa Raffa C. Garcia
Huernia barbata Photo by: Raffa C. Garcia

23183 luiza Luiza Ferreira
Oviston, Easter Cape, South Africa. Photo by: Luiza Ferreira
26310 raffa Raffa C. Garcia
Huernia barbata Photo by: Raffa C. Garcia

23223 luiza Luiza Ferreira
Steynesburg, Eastern Cape/RSA Photo by: Luiza Ferreira
27508 giuseppe2 Giuseppe Distefano
Huernia barbata Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano

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by Raffa C. Garcia
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