Huernia verekeri Stent
var. verekeri

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Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Huernia verekeri Stent var. stevensonii A.C. White & B. Sloane
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Small succulent perennial, forming diffuse clumps. Stems decumbent to ascending stems up to c. 10 high, green to purplish-green; tubercles 3-15 mm long, spreading, joining at the base, forming 5-7 angles along the stems. Inflorescences 1-5-flowered near the base of the stems on a stout knobby peduncle c. 1 cm long set with many acuminate bracts, 3-5 mm long. Flowers developing in succession, 35-45 mm in diameter, rotate, cream to pinkish on the outside of the tube, inside purple-maroon around the edge of the wide shallow mouth of the tube, turning white towards the base. Lobes horizontally spreading, 12-15 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate, set with fine maroon bristles. Corona c. 2.5 mm tall, 3-4 mm in diameter; outer lobes cream, spreading, fused to form a obscurely pentagonal disc-like structure; inner lobes c. 0.3 mm long, cream, tinged maroon, tapering to a bristly apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: verekeri: named after Louis Stanhope Amos Vereker (1874-1948), a Rhodesian farmer, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In stony places under trees or shrubs in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia. Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 20 March 2012
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 137 - 138. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 108 - 109.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 178.

Leach, L.C. (1988). A Revision of Huernia R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 4 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Pages 145 - 147. (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.

Percy-Lancaster, A. & Richards, D. (1991). A Provisional Checklist of Zimbabwean Succulents, Caudiciforms and Pachycauls. Excelsa 15 Page 71.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 25. Divisions unknown

Plowes, D.C.H. (1971). Stapeliads in Rhodesia Excelsa 1 Page 17. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 198.


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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: Huernia verekeri var. verekeri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146870, retrieved 24 July 2016

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