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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Stem
Stems erect, creeping or pendulous, to 40 cm long, 1.2–1.4 cm diameter, (6–)7angled; tubercles small, obtuse
Morphology Leaves
Leaf rudiments spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences manyflowered, near base of stems, flowers facing outwards, sometimes 2 flowering simultaneously; peduncle very strong, ± persistent; pedicel to 1 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ± 5 × 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Native to:

Tanzania

Huernia schneideriana A.Berger appears in other Kew resources:

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

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

Accepted by

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

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).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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