Hoodia currorii (Hook.) Decne.
subsp. lugardii (N.E. Br.) Bruyns

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Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Beitbridge District

Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii

Photo: Rob Burrett
Near Shashe-Limpopo junction.

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Synonyms: Hoodia lugardii N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
Description:
Robust multi-stemmed succulent perennial. Stems usually erect, branching from the base, cylindrical, ribbed by up to 30 vertical rows of tubercles, each tipped by a single spine. Flowers in clusters near the apex of the stems, opening in succession. Corolla shallowly cup-shaped, glabrous on the outside, papillate on the inside. Corona 2-seriate, arising from the staminal column. Outer lobes bifid at the apex; inner lobes, shorter than the anthers.
Notes: Only known from a few records in SW Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: lugardii: named after Major E.J. Lugard, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In dry woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 November 2013
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 122 - 126. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 18. as Hoodia lugardi

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


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146570, retrieved 24 July 2016

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