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Hoodia lugardii N.E. Br.
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
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, S Africa, Zimbabwe.
Growth form: P
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Monday 19 July 2010
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Hoodia currorii Kew Herbarium catalogue
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Hoodia currorii West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146570, retrieved 26 May 2013
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