Huernia hislopii Turrill
subsp. cashelensis (L.C. Leach & Plowes) Bruyns

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Synonyms: Ceropegia hislopii (Turrill) Bruyns subsp. cashelensis (L.C. Leach & Plowes) Bruyns
Huernia longituba N.E.Br. subsp. cashelensis L.C. Leach & Plowes
Common names:
Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native
Succulent perennial. See subsp. hislopii for general details.
This subsp. mainly differs in the slightly longer, less swollen corolla tube; more triangular, shorter corolla lobes, at most as long as broad and the inner corona lobes being slightly swollen at the apex.
Notes: This taxon was long thought to be within Huernia longituba but it is now thought its affinities lie more closely with H. hislopii. This also fits better with the distribution since H. longituba is geographically more than 1000km away.
Derivation of specific name: hislopii: named after A. Hislop, formerly of St. Faith's Mission, Rusape;
cashelensis: of the Cashel Valley in Eastern Zimbabwe where it was first found.
Habitat: Mostly on dry, bare slopes in Brachystegia woodland on gravelly soils derived from granite or dolerite.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Originally known from the Cashel-Mutambara area but now known more widely in the Eastern Highlands.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
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).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

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

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 62 - 63. as Huernia longituba subsp. cashelensis (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 133. as Huernia longituba subsp. cashelensis

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. as Huernia longituba subsp. cashelensis

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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. cashelensis., retrieved 5 December 2023

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