Huernia R.Brown

For an overview of the species go to Huernia a-i

Huernia pedurata

This cultivar of uncertain parentage, is also known by the following alternative names;  H. pendriformis, H.  penduriformis, and H. pauderiformis.

Huernia pendula

From the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, where it grows naturally from rock faces. In cultivation on a level surface it tends to creep and root down along the stem length.

Huernia piersii

Also from the Eastern Cape province, the clone shown here is a Peter Bruyns collection [PVB5039] from Carnavon.

Huernia pillansii

From both the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces, the first plant pictured has been happily growing in my collection since 1994 and at one time filled a 15" pan, whilst CM0513 was collected above Calitzdorp  Dam on the road to Groenfontein.

Huernia plowesii

Huernia plowesii is related to H. guttata, but unlike that species H. plowesii is found only in Namibia. PVB5731 is from near Helmeringhausen, whilst the other plant shown is a hand pollinated cross by  Iztok Mulej from plants originally from Helmeringhausen and the Tiras mountains.

Huernia praestans

This species is found only in Western Cape Province, the plant shown is PVB1896  from Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

Huernia procumbens

The stated distribution for this species is the Northern Province and Zimbabwe however Etwin Aslander seems to have found this plant just across the border in Mozambique

Huernia quinta v. blyderiverensis

As the name suggests this species is found in the vicinity of the worlds third largest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, the plant shown is PVB6600 from north east of Ohrigstad

Huernia quinta v. quinta

This variable species coming from Mpumalanga and the Northern Province of South African was originally named for the five rings of spots decorating the corolla of the type specimen.  The plant shown as Asc526 is typical of the form found in the area of the Strydan Tunnel.

Huernia recondita

From NW Kenya and Western Ethiopia, however this species seems to grow and flower quite happily in my greenhouse without any extra heat. As can be see flower colour is variable. Both clones shown are from Ethiopia the darker clone being grown from seed, IAS1317.

Huernia reticulata

Found only in the Western Cape Province, the plant shown is sadly no longer in my collection. I do however now have a further the clones, and eagerly await their first flowering.

Huernia rosea

From Yemen this species seems to benefit from a little extra warmth in winter. The plant shown is from the Haraz Mountains, 10km East of Al-Magraba, and flowers freely in my greenhouse.

Huernia saudi-arabica

As the name suggests this species is found in Saudi Arabia.  The flower colour ranges, as can be seen, from cream with spots, pictured here, to the plain deep purple. Unfortunately none of these clones come with locality details.

Huernia schneideriana

From Tanzania this species was once thought to be a natural hybrid of Huernia verekeri and Huernia aspera, but is now recognised as a legitimate species in its own right. There appears to be a clone in circulation, here identified as aff. schneideriana with smaller distinctly red flowers.

Huernia stapelioides

This species named for its Stapelia like flowers is found in a widespread area of South Africa taking in Swaziland, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Northern and North- West Provinces.  The two plants shown are seed raised plants from IAS1621 and from seed collected by Philip Alp 30km north of Pretoria, PRA163S.