Photo by Tim Peatling
Huernia formosa L. C. Leach in Excelsa 12: 95 (1986).
Basionim: Huernia formosa L. C. Leach in Excelsa 12: 95 (1986).
Etymology: formosus (lat.) - beautiful, handsome
Distribution: Somalia (Somaliland).
Distribution map of Huernia formosa (my own records, Leach 1988)
History: Huernia formosa was discovered by John Lavranos in Dalo Gudun north of Erigavo in northern Somalia. First was identified as H. concinna (Plowes 1979). Leach published it as a new species (1986). Peter Bruyns pointed out to include it as a synonim in H. concinna. (2005).