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1. New Albums and some changes


The latest genera Albums added to the Operation Wildflower Site are the ones on Paranomus, Hoodia and Hesperantha. This means that photos and stories of plants belonging to these genera already on the Site have been moved from the more general Albums called Shrubs, Succulents and Bulbs into their own new Albums under Genera. 


There is a genus Album in every case where enough material has been accumulated to warrant a stand-alone grouping of photos and stories. There are now more than 160 such Albums on genera of South African plants. The biggest ones (most photos) belong to the genera Crassula, Euphorbia, Pelargonium and Aloe. Keep watching, more will be added! If there is no genus Album yet on the plant you are looking for, check under Types or the Search Box.


In order to access all items on a plant of interest, the Search Box should be used, entering the botanical name of the plant. Most photos and stories on a particular plant are likely to be posted under Genera, (or if there are only few of them, in the conglomerate categories under Types). Habitat, Regions or Parks and Gardens may also contain some material on a species searched for, showing in the list generated when using the Search Box. The latest Regions Album is the one on the Langkloof. A new Parks and Gardens Album for the Caledon Wildflower Garden has also been created from existing material.


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Huernia transvaalensis

Botanical name

Huernia transvaalensis

Other names



Apocynaceae; Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae


Low growing and spreading clumps of succulent stems, seldom taller than 10 cm

Description of stem

Pinkish-grey, fleshy and finger-like, with four or five toothed longitudinal ridges

Description of leaves


Description of flowers

Very attractive flowers of about 5 cm in diameter; a distinctive shiny, deep maroon ridge (annulus) encircles the inner flower parts with dark mottling towards the inner edge; five creamy yellow triangular petal lobes on the outside of the ridge are spreading or erect, covered on the upper surface in attractive, irregular maroon markings arranged roughly circular; long dark hairs around the inner edge of the flower at the base of the ridge

Description of seed/fruit


Description of roots




Propagation and cultivation






Ecological rarity


Pests and diseases



There are about cialis prix 64 species of Huernia worldwide, mostly native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula; 38 of the species occur in southern Africa; H. transvaalensis resembles H. zebrina on which the purple petal lobe markings are more zebra stripe-like in arrangement; H zebrina also occurs more to the north in Limpopo and the east in Mpumalanga and KZN


In grassland and open woodland and bushveld

Distribution (SA provinces)

Gauteng; North West


South Africa


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