Huernia hystrix (Hook. f.) N.E. Br.
var. hystrix

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Huernia hystrix var. hystrix

Photo: Martin Heigan

Huernia hystrix var. hystrix

Photo: Martin Heigan

Huernia hystrix var. hystrix

Photo: Martin Heigan

Huernia hystrix var. hystrix

Photo: Martin Heigan

Huernia hystrix var. hystrix

Photo: Martin Heigan

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Synonyms:
Common names: Porcupine huernia (English) Toad plant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent perennial, 3-7 cm tall, occurring in dry rocky scrub. Stems 9-13 mm in diameter, 5-angled, tubercles tipped with a hard tooth. Flowers 2.5-5 cm in diameter with spreading lobes, covered on the inside with fleshy pointed papillae.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hystrix: spiny (like a porcupine), referring to the spiny, fleshy papillae, which cover the inner surface of the corolla.
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Cape, South Africa, southern Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Saturday 25 July 2009
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External websites:

African Plant Database: Huernia hystrix
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Huernia hystrix
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Huernia hystrix
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Huernia hystrix
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Huernia hystrix
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Huernia hystrix
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Huernia hystrix
Ispot Southern Africa : Huernia hystrix
JSTOR Plant Science: Huernia hystrix
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Huernia hystrix
Tropicos: Huernia hystrix
West African Plants database: Huernia hystrix


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: Huernia hystrix var. hystrix.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146780, retrieved 30 September 2016

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