Huernia occulta L.C. Leach & Plowes

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Huernia occulta

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Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

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Frequency: Very locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Notes: This species is closely related to H. hislopii but can be readily distinguished by the long and slender, creeping stems.
Derivation of specific name: occulta: concealed or hidden, referring to its habit of growing in deep shade under dense scrub.
Habitat: On Dwalas (Whaleback kopjes), in deep shade, hidden under scrub vegetation such as Coleochloa and Myrothamnus.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Masvingo District Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 February 2013
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 197 - 199. (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 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 67 - 69. (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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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Huernia occulta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Huernia occulta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Huernia occulta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Huernia occulta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Huernia occulta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Huernia occulta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Huernia occulta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Huernia occulta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Huernia occulta
Ispot Southern Africa: Huernia occulta
JSTOR Plant Science: Huernia occulta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Huernia occulta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Huernia occulta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Huernia occulta
Tropicos: Huernia occulta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Huernia occulta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146850, retrieved 21 November 2018

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