Photo by Loukie Viljoen
Huernia humilis (Masson) Haw. in Syn. Pl. Succ.: 30 (1812).
Etymology: humilis (Lat.) - small, growing near the ground.
Distribution: South Africa (Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape) - Great Karoo.
Huernia thudichumii was discovered by Jacques Thudichum (curator of the Karoo Botanical Garden) about 8 km N of Klaarstroom in 1956. Larry Leach found that it was close related with H. humilis, but notwithstanding he published it as a new species H. thudichumii (1988). Peter Bruyns included it in H. humilis (2005).