Huernia erectiloba

Huernia erectiloba

Photo by Tim Peatling

Huernia erectiloba L. C. Leach & Lavranos in Kirkia 3: 38. 1963.

Basionim:

Huernia erectiloba

L. C. Leach & Lavranos in Kirkia 3: 38. 1963.

Etymology: erectus (Lat.) - erect, upright; lobos (Gr.) - lobe; with upright corolla lobes

Distribution: Moçambique (Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa, Zambésia).

Distribution map

Distribution map of Huernia erectiloba (Leach 1988, Bruyns 2005)

History: The plant was first discovered by Antonio Rocha da Tôrre, botanical collector and pharmacist from Portugal, in 1937 near Nampula in Mocambique. It was recolected by Larry Leach and Rob Rutherford-Smith in May 1963 and described two year later by Larry Leach and John Lavranos (1963).

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