Photo by Loukie Viljoen
Huernia rosea L. E. Newton & Lavranos in Cact. Succ. J. (U. S.), 65 (6): 279-280 (1993).
Etymology: rosea (Lat.) - rose coloured, rosy
Distribution: Yemen (Ibb, Sana'a).
Distribution map of Huernia rosea (my own records)
History:Huernia rosea was collected by John Lavranos and Prof. Leonard Newton in September, 1976, during an expedition to the Yemen. It was found with other succulents in sparse Acacia bush, near Suq al-Khamis, on the road leading from Sanaa to Ho-deida. Both collectors published the plant in 1993.