Huernia transvaalensis

Botanical name

Huernia transvaalensis

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Family

Apocynaceae; Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae

Dimensions

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

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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

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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

Location

In grassland and open woodland and bushveld

Distribution (SA provinces)

Gauteng; North West

Country

South Africa

 

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