Huernia guttata subsp. reticulata

Huernia guttata

Huernia guttata subsp. reticulata (Masson) Bruyns in  Stapeliads S. Africa Madagascar 1: 181. (2005).

Basionim:

 Stapelia reticulata

 Masson in Stap. Nov.: 9, t. 2 (1796).

Synonims:

Etymology: reticula (Lat.) - net, network like pattern of the flower.

Distribution: South Africa (Western Cape, Northern Cape).

Distribution map

Distribution map of Huernia guttata subsp. reticulata (my own records, Leach 1988, Bruyns 2005)

History: Francis Masson discovered the plant near northern Olifants River and published it as Stapelia reticulata in 1796. Nicolaas Jacquin published Stapelia reticulata var. deformis (1806). Adrian Haworth transfered S. reticulata to the genus Huernia together with J. Donn's Stapelia crassa in 1812.

Alain White and Boyd Sloane (1937) and Larry Leach (1988) accepted Haworth's taxon. Peter Bruyns recognized it as a subspecies of H. guttata (2005).

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