Huernia kirkii N.E. Br.

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Huernia kirkii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mabalane district, Gaza Province

Huernia kirkii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mabalane district, Gaza Province

Huernia kirkii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mabalane district, Gaza Province

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Synonyms: Ceropegia kirkii (N.E.Br.) Bruyns
Huernia bicampanulata I. Verd.
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Status: Native
Succulent perennial.
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: Mopane woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 31 December 2019

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Page 195. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 209 - 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 57 - 60. (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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Huernia kirkii., retrieved 13 April 2024

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