Huernia hislopii Turrill
subsp. robusta L.C. Leach & Plowes

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Synonyms: Ceropegia hislopii (Turrill) Bruyns subsp. robusta (L.C. Leach & Plowes) Bruyns
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Status: Native
Notes: This subspecies is often associated with mopane woodland and not confined to rocks. It is fairly widespread in Zimbabwe but has a very scattered distribution and is rarely found.
Derivation of specific name: hislopii: named after A. Hislop, formerly of St. Faith's Mission, Rusape; robusta: robust, referring to the larger plant habit of this subspecies.
Habitat: In mopane woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: NW Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 190 - 194. (Includes a picture).

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 207 - 209.

Leach, L.C. (1988). A Revision of Huernia R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 4 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Pages 63 - 67. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 133.

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.

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

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: Huernia hislopii subsp. robusta., retrieved 2 December 2023

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