Photo by Loukie Viljoen
Huernia namaquensis Pillans in J. Bot. 68: 102 (1930).
Etymology: Namaqualand - arid region in NW South Africa, type locality of the plant
Distribution: RSA (northern Cape).
History: Huernia namaquensis was first collected by Neville Stuart Pillans in September 1926 in the Holgat River gorge. The first record of that plant was the illustration made by Robert Gordon during an expedition to the mouth of Orange River in 1779.
Plant flowered in cultivation by Pillans in 1928. He described it in 1930.