Huernia plowesii

Huernia plowesii

Photo by Loukie Viljoen

Huernia plowesii L. C. Leach in Excelsa Taxon. Ser. 4: 134 (1988).

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Huernia plowesii

L. C. Leach in Excelsa Taxon. Ser. 4: 134 (1988).

Etymology: Darrel C. H. Plowes - South African-born agriculcural officer and naturalist in Zimbabwe, specialist on Stapeliads

Distribution: Namibia (Karas - Tiras Mountains).

Distribution map

Distribution map of Huernia plowesii (my own records, Leach 1988, Bruyns 2005)

History: Huernia plowesii was first collected by Ernst Rusch On the farm Barbi west of Helmringhausen. A photograph of the flower was published as H. guttata in 1937. The same name was used by Herbert Huber in 1967. Finally, Larry Leach in 1988 recognized it as a new taxon.

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