Huernia zebrina N.E.Br., Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 4(1,6): 921. 1909. (syn: Huernia blackbeardiae R.A.Dyer ex H.Jacobsen; Huernia zebrina subsp. magniflora (Phillips) L.C.Leach; Huernia zebrina var. magniflora Phill.);
South Africa (Limpopo, Mpulamanga, KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland, Zimbabwe,
Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana as per Catalogue of Life;
need ID for cactus please: 12 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (2)
l see attached pic. Can anyone help me identify it? I have named it ” Doughnut” cactus!
I believe this plant is Orbea verrucosa from the family Asclepiadaceae
more about the genus from the link below.
This is not a cactus but some species of Stepalia of Apocynaceae
Apologies for the spelling, it should be Stapelia sp..
seems to belong to the milkweed family – maybe a huernia confusa
I think this is a hoya sp. flower
The plant is Huernia zebrina N.E.Br. As stated it belongs to the family Apocynaceae (or formerly to Asclepidaceae) and therefore is not a true cactus, should be called succulent instead. It is by family related to the genus Hoya. This species grows in eastern South Africa in mostly stony areas, preferrably calcrete or hard loam.
ID from the book “Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar” vol 1 by Peter V. Bruyns. A great book if you are interested in succulent “Asclepiads”.
Huernia zebrina N.E.Br. Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 4(1,6): 921. 1909.
Image of Lectotype attached.
K. Saunders s.n., South Africa (K). Attachments (1)
I liked the name ‘doughnut’ cactus!!! its very apt. You may like to call this as ‘doughnut’ flower instead cactus. America (where doughnut is part of the local food culture) may like to announce it as its national flower!!! http://m-in-e.tumblr.com/post/118420128/today-is-national-doughnut-da…
Thank you all for your replies….. Yes it does look so much like a doughnut!
Huernia zebrina in cultivation : 1 image.
Huernia zebrina, a succulent asclepiad in cultivation. The flower is about 5 cm.
Huernia insigniflora C.A. Maass from Plantae Paradise near Parwanu-GSJUNE03/08 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Huernia insigniflora C.A. Maass, Möller’s Deutsche Gärtn.-Zeitung 43: 79 1928.
A succulent often sold under the name H. zebrina var. insigniflora. Succulent herb with 4-5 angled stems with tubercled angles; flowers 1 to 3, basal, about 4 cm across, flowers rotate with dark red shinning annulus and yellow corona flecked with purple.
Photographed from Plantae Paradise, Datyar village near Parwanu.
One more from Churdhar trip
I think this is Huernia zebrina only and not Huernia insigniflora as per
Huernia zebrina subsp. insigniflora in FOI : 2 posts by 1 author.
Images of Singh at Huernia zebrina subsp. insigniflora in FOI should be of Huernia zebrina only and not Huernia insigniflora as per
Id of cactus Flower – ID28032020SH1 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)- around 900 kb each.
Id of this beautiful cactus flower pl.
Location – Mumbai (Home Garden)
Date – March 2020
Seems to be Stapelia
Huernia zebrina N.E.Br. ??
Google images of both Stapelia zebrina and Huernia zebrina look very similar. It’s a succulent
Thanks, … for the id.
To me also it appears to be Huernia zebrina as per images and details herein.