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  1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Huernia R.Br.
      1. Huernia schneideriana A.Berger

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

    Stem
    Stems erect, creeping or pendulous, to 40 cm long, 1.2–1.4 cm diameter, (6–)7angled; tubercles small, obtuse
    Leaves
    Leaf rudiments spreading
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences manyflowered, near base of stems, flowers facing outwards, sometimes 2 flowering simultaneously; peduncle very strong, ± persistent; pedicel to 1 cm long
    Calyx
    Sepals ± 5 × 2 mm
    Corolla
    Corolla outside pale brown, 26–30 mm diameter with a hemispherical tube and abruptly horizontally spreading limb and lobes, glabrous; inside tube ± 9 mm across at the mouth, 5 mm deep, sparingly micropapillate, dark brown or black; limb and lobes brownish, densely dark brown pubescent, hairs tapering from the base, arising from minute papillae; lobes deltate, ± 8 × 8 mm, acute, with a prominent median vein, intermediate lobules small, reflexed in face view
    Corona
    Corona ± 2.5 × 5 mm, broadly subconical at the base, interstaminal corona lobes short, irregularly subcrenulate, brown or purple; staminal corona lobes ± 0.5 mm long, deltoid, yellowish, incumbent on anthers, dorsally with a much enlarged, spreading, ovoid, obtuse hump ± 1.5 mm long
    Fruits
    Mericarps two, 8–12 cm long, fusiform, stout.
    Ecology
    Not recorded
    Note
    Stolz’s original living collection was widely disseminated via Berlin, and the few surviving herbarium collections are assumed to derive from this material. Leach suggested a possible hybrid origin for this taxon, postulating that one parent might be H. verekeri Stent.
    Distribution
    Range: Only known from the type Flora districts: T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Huernia schneideriana A.Berger appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Malawi 30751.000
    5351.000
    6763.000
    Brown, N.E. [s.n.], Tanzania K000814147 Unknown type material
    Philcox, D. [7557], Trinidad & Tobago 36140.000
    Leach, L.C. [14997], Tanzania K000814148 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 23: 177 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.
    • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Monatsschr. Kakt. 23: 177 (1913).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0