Huernia zebrina N.E. Br.
subsp. zebrina

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Huernia zebrina subsp. zebrina

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Near Fumukwe, Gwanda South

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Synonyms: Huernia blackbeardiae R.A. Dyer ex Jacobsen
Huernia zebrina N.E. Br. subsp. magniflora (E. Phillips) L.C. Leach
Huernia zebrina N.E. Br. var. magniflora E. Phillips
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Notes: Some specimens with flowers up to 8.5 cm in diameter; longer and mostly 4-angeled stems and forming larger clumps, were formerly recognized as a different subsp. magniflora (Leach, 1988). In more recent literature this is generally no longer considered taxonomically distinct (eg. Bruyns 2005).
Derivation of specific name: zebrina: zebra-striped
Habitat: Open dry scrubland, in stony areas, often in calcrete or hard loamy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland ans Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Thursday 21 February 2013
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 168 - 170. (Includes a picture).

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 314 - 315. (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 171.

Leach, L.C. (1988). A Revision of Huernia R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 4 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Pages 138 - 142. (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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 586 - 587. (Includes a picture).

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


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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 zebrina subsp. zebrina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146920, retrieved 11 December 2016

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