Huernia longituba N.E. Br.

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Huernia longituba

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Mogoditshane, Gaborone

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Synonyms: Ceropegia longituba (N.E.Br.) Bruyns
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent.
Status: Native
Small succulent perennial, up to 12 cm high, forming clumps up to 30 cm in diameter, rarely more. Stems decumbent to suberect, grey-green, sometimes mottled with purple, 4-5-angled with tubercles broadly deltoid, spreading, 3-8 mm long. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered, per stem on pedicels 8-12 mm long, spreading to hold flowers horizontally. Corolla 20-28 mm long and 20-40 mm in diameter, bell-shaped; outside smooth, cream to pink with 3-5 raised veins on each lobe; inside papillate, cream, finely spotted with red-brown or maroon, forming concentric lines in the lower half of the tube. Corona 5-6 mm tall, without a basal stipe; outer lobes spreading at the base of the tube, emarginate, maroon; inner lobes 3-4 mm long, cream spotted with pale maroon, erect, connecting and diverging towards the dark-tipped apex.
Derivation of specific name: longituba: long-tubed, referring to the long corolla tubes of the flowers.
Habitat: In sandy areas under shrubs or trees or in stony ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SW,SE
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Content last updated: Saturday 27 August 2016

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Page 196. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 210.

Leach, L.C. (1988). A Revision of Huernia R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 4 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Pages 60 - 62. as Huernia longituba subsp. longituba (Includes a picture).

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. as Huernia longituba subsp.longituba

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 27.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Huernia longituba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Huernia longituba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Huernia longituba
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Huernia longituba
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Huernia longituba
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Huernia longituba
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Huernia longituba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Huernia longituba
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Huernia longituba., retrieved 29 November 2022

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