Huernia hallii

Huernia hallii

Photo by Loukie Viljoen

Huernia hallii E. & B. M. Lamb in Natl. Cact. & Succ. J. 13: 57 (1958).

Basionim:

Huernia hallii

E. & B. M. Lamb in Natl. Cact. & Succ. J. 13: 57 (1958).

Synonim:

Huernia namaquensis subsp. hallii

(E. & B. M. Lamb) Bruyns in Cact. Succ. J. Gr. Brit. 44: 86 (1982)

Etymology: Harry Hall - stapeliad collector, discoverer of the plant.

Distribution: Namibia (Karas).

Distribution map

Distribution map of Huernia hallii (my own records, Bruyns 2005)

History: The plant was first collected by Harry Hall in 1955 on a low, white quartz hillock at Grünau, growing between slabs of white quartz. Edgar and Brian Lamb published the plant in 1958.

Peter Bruyns sugested in 1982 that it should be a subspecies of Huernia namaquensis. In 2005 he recognized it as a species.

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