Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (2)
Photo: Lewis Walter
Marange South Communal Land, Save Valley
Photo: Lewis Walter
Davata Area, Lower Mwenezi District.
Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)
Description: Compact, erect, clump-forming succulent perennial, up to 15 cm. Stems 4-angled or 4-ribbed, tapering at the apex, more or less erect, pubescent, grey-green with tuberculate teeth along the angles. Leaves up to 7 mm, pubescent, narrowly acute with conspicuous pale stipular glands. Flowers subsessile, facing outwards along the stems. Corolla wheel-shaped, or with lobes somewhat reflexed, 15-35 mm in diameter, variably pubescent on the outside and on the apical part of the lobes, otherwise mostly hairless. Lobes ovate-acuminate, convex to slightly reflexed, wrinkled transversely, yellow-brown to dark brown, sometimes tinged greenish. Corona raised inside the shallowly cup-shaped centre of the flower; outer lobes oblong; inner lobes shorter than the anthers.
Derivation of specific name:
kwebensis: of the Kwebe Hills near Lake Ngami, Botswana, where the type was collected.
Habitat: On alluvial soils in dry wooded areas, often in the shade of Acacia scrub.
Altitude range: (metres)
Up to 1000 m
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Thursday 31 July 2014
Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 29. Comments
comments powered by Disqus. comments powered by
Other sources of information about Stapelia kwebensis: Our websites: Flora of Botswana
Stapelia kwebensis Flora of Zambia
Stapelia kwebensis External websites: African Plant Database
Stapelia kwebensis Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Stapelia kwebensis EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Stapelia kwebensis ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Stapelia kwebensis Flora Zambesiaca
Stapelia kwebensis Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Stapelia kwebensis IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Stapelia kwebensis Ispot Southern Africa
Stapelia kwebensis JSTOR Plant Science
Stapelia kwebensis Kew Herbarium catalogue
Stapelia kwebensis Tropicos
Stapelia kwebensis West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Stapelia kwebensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146620, retrieved 31 July 2016
Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)