Huernia leachii Lavranos

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Huernia leachii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Zembe.

Huernia leachii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Zembe.

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent perennial with procumbent stems up to 30 cm long or sometimes long, forming entangled mats up to 2 sq. m. Stems pale green to reddish, sometines ascending at the tips, tapering to a fine point when growing. Inflorescences 1-6-flowered. Flowers developing in succession. Corolla 20-25 mm in diameter, pale pinkish-green on the papillate outside with 2-5 raised veins running down each lobe; inside cream with broken or continuous concentric marroon lines and a solid marron patch at the base of the tube. Tube c. 6 mm long,bowl-shaped, slightly pentagonal, without thickening at the mouth; lobes up to 6 mm long, broadly 3-angular, tapering to a fine point. Corona c. 3.5 mm tall, dark marroon except for the yellow inner lobes.
Notes: Although very restricted in its distribution, this species can not quite be labeled as an endemic since there is one record known from Central malawi.
Derivation of specific name: leachii: named after Larry Leach (1909-1996), English businessman, who came to Rhodesia in 1938 and, as an amateur botanist, became a major expert on succulent genera, particularly Euphorbia.
Habitat: On granite whalebacks, often in the shelter of other larger succulents such as Aloes or Euphorbia graniticola, Xerophyta spp or clumps of Coleochloa.
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Worldwide distribution: Manica Province of Mozambique and possibly also in Central Malawi.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 1 March 2014
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Huernia leachii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Huernia leachii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214110, retrieved 12 December 2017

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