Huernia verekeri Stent
var. verekeri

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Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Huernia verekeri Stent var. stevensonii A.C. White & B. Sloane
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Small succulent perennial, forming diffuse clumps. Stems decumbent to ascending stems up to c. 10 high, green to purplish-green; tubercles 3-15 mm long, spreading, joining at the base, forming 5-7 angles along the stems. Inflorescences 1-5-flowered near the base of the stems on a stout knobby peduncle c. 1 cm long set with many acuminate bracts, 3-5 mm long. Flowers developing in succession, 35-45 mm in diameter, rotate, cream to pinkish on the outside of the tube, inside purple-maroon around the edge of the wide shallow mouth of the tube, turning white towards the base. Lobes horizontally spreading, 12-15 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate, set with fine maroon bristles. Corona c. 2.5 mm tall, 3-4 mm in diameter; outer lobes cream, spreading, fused to form a obscurely pentagonal disc-like structure; inner lobes c. 0.3 mm long, cream, tinged maroon, tapering to a bristly apex.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: verekeri: named after Louis Stanhope Amos Vereker (1874-1948), a Rhodesian farmer, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In stony places under trees or shrubs in woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia. Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 March 2012
Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21.

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 137 - 138. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 108 - 109.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

Leach, L.C. (1988). A Revision of Huernia R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 4 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Pages 145 - 147. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 21.

Percy-Lancaster, A. & Richards, D. (1991). A Provisional Checklist of Zimbabwean Succulents, Caudiciforms and Pachycauls. Excelsa 15 Page 71.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 25. Divisions unknown

Plowes, D.C.H. (1971). Stapeliads in Rhodesia Excelsa 1 Page 17. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 27.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 198.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Huernia verekeri
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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Huernia verekeri var. verekeri.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146870, retrieved 26 February 2020

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