Orbea lugardii (N.E. Br.) Bruyns

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Orbea lugardii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Orbea lugardii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Orbea lugardii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Orbea lugardii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Orbea lugardii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

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Synonyms: Angolluma lugardii (N.E. Br.) Plowes
Caralluma longicuspis N.E. Br.
Caralluma lugardii N.E. Br.
Pachycymbium lugardii (N.E. Br.) M.G. Gilbert
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Uncertain
Description:
Succulent perennial with stems up to 15 cm long, often forming several clumps connected by horizontal rhizomes. Inflorescences 2-6 per stem, situated towards the apex. Flowers mostly 1-3 per inflorescence, sometimes more, opening in succession or simultaneously, strongly and unpleasantly smelling. Corolla 30-45 mm in diameter, very deeply and narrowly lobed, smooth and pale green outside, finely papillate and variably coloured, usually with lobes paler than centre, yellow-green, yellow, red or brown with centre red or brown. Corona c. 6 mm tall with outer lobes 1-2 mm long, ascending, deeply bifid, red to purple-brown; inner lobes 4-5 mm long appressed to the backs of the anthers and then erect and sometimes diverging at the apices, reddish near the base and yellow above.
Notes: Although historically mentioned as occurring in Zimbabwe, this has not been confirmed by any records (Bruyns, 2002: 53)
Derivation of specific name: lugardii: after Major Edward James Lugard (1865-1957), British-born plant collector who collected extensively in Botswana.
Habitat: Growing under bushes in dry areas of open scrub, often in shallow sandy soils overlying calcrete rock.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa. Possibly in southern Angola and western Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W?
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Monday 21 March 2016
Literature:

Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag Page 195. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2002). Monograph of Orbea and Ballyanthus (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Systematic Botany Monographs 63 Pages 51 - 54. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 246 - 249. (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 178. as Pachycymbium lugardii

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 115. (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.

Plowes, D.C.H. (1993). The taxonomy of the Genera Pachycymbium Leach and Angolluma Munster (Stapelieae: Asclepiadaceae) Excelsa 16 Pages 120 - 122. as Angolluma lugardii (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Orbea lugardii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146720, retrieved 12 December 2017

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