Photo by Giuseppe Orlando
Huernia hadhramautica Lavranos in J. S. African Bot. 29: 99-101 (1963).
Etymology: Hadhramaut, the region in Yemen, the type locality of the plant
Distribution: Yemen (Hadhramaut).
Distribution map of Huernia hadhramautica (my own records)
• H. hadhramautica, • H. rubra
History: Huernia hadhramautica was first collected by John Lavranos in August 1962, during a trip to former Southern Arabian Federation (Yemen now), near Mola Matr in the Hadhramaut region. Lavranos also published the plant next year together with another new Huernia (H. marnieriana) from that region in 1963.
Darrel Plowes and Jerry Barad during a trip to North Yemen in November 1989 discovered Huernia species at two localities south of Taizz. Darrel Plowes published the plant in 1995 as Huernia rubra. Peter Bruyns pointed out to include it in H. hadhramautica (2005).