Huernia clavigera

Huernia clavigera

Huernia clavigera (Jacquin) Haworth in Suppl. Pl. Succ.: 10 (1819).


Stapelia clavigera

 Jacquin in Stap.: t. 5 (1806).


Etymology: claviger (lat.) - club-bearer; named for the stiff clavate purple hairs in the tube.

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

Distribution map

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

History: Nicolaas Jacquin described some plants in Imperial Gardens at Scönbunn in 1806. One of them was Stapelia clavigera. Haworth transfered it (1819) to genus Huernia.

Alain White and Boyd Sloane recognized H. clavigera with var. maritima in 1937.

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

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