Hoodia currorii (Hook.) Decne.
subsp. lugardii (N.E. Br.) Bruyns

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Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Beitbridge District

Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii

Photo: Rob Burrett
Near Shashe-Limpopo junction.

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Synonyms: Ceropegia currorii (Decne.) Bruyns subsp. lugardii (N.E. Br.) Bruyns
Hoodia lugardii N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust multi-stemmed succulent perennial. Stems usually erect, branching from the base, cylindrical, ribbed by up to 30 vertical rows of tubercles, each tipped by a single spine. Flowers in clusters near the apex of the stems, opening in succession. Corolla shallowly cup-shaped, glabrous on the outside, papillate on the inside. Corona 2-seriate, arising from the staminal column. Outer lobes bifid at the apex; inner lobes, shorter than the anthers.
Notes: Only known from a few records in SW Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: lugardii: after Major Edward James Lugard (1865-1957), British-born plant collector who collected extensively in Botswana.
Habitat: In dry woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 November 2013

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 122 - 126. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Botswana Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 18. as Hoodia lugardi

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 162.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 190 - 192. (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 20.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hoodia currorii
African Plant Database: Hoodia currorii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hoodia currorii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hoodia currorii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hoodia currorii
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iNaturalist: Hoodia currorii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hoodia currorii
JSTOR Plant Science: Hoodia currorii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hoodia currorii
Plants of the World Online: Hoodia currorii
Tropicos: Hoodia currorii
Wikipedia: Hoodia currorii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146570, retrieved 4 October 2023

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