Huernia campanulata

Huernia campanulata

Huernia campanulata (Masson) Haw. in  Syn. Pl. Succ.: 31 (1812).

Basionim:

Stapelia campanulata

 Masson in Stap. Nov.: 11, t. 6 (1796).

Synonim:

Huernia campanulata var. denticoronata

 N. E. Brown in Fl. Cap. 4 (1): 906 (1909)

Etymology: campana (lat.) - bell; bell-flowered.

Distribution: South Africa (Eastern Cape, Western Cape).

Distribution map

Distribution map of Huernia campanulata (my own records, Leach 1988, Bruyns 2005)

History: Huernia campanulata was discovered by Francis Masson and described in 1796 as Stapelia campanulata. Adrian Haworth transfered it to the genus Huernia in 1812.

Alain White and Boyd Sloane recognized H. campanulata with var. denticoronata in 1937.

Larry Leach recognized it as a species in 1988. Peter Bruyns transfered it to H. barbata (2005).

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