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More Stapeliads in flower

Post by MikeDom » Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:45 pm

Stapelianthus decaryi

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Huernia pillansii

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Huernia pendurata
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by Ernie » Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:51 pm

Very nice.
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:10 pm

I think the first one is Orbeanthus hardyi Mike.
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by Diane » Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:30 pm

I agree with Mike, Orbeanthus hardyi.
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:01 pm

Here's one of mine - Duvalia sulcata
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by Pattock » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:41 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:01 pm
Here's one of mine - Duvalia sulcata
Furrowed like a ploughed field, I see. Another that justifies the specific name.
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:49 pm

I’m sure Pattock will confirm or deny but I think the last picture should be Huernia x pendurata, a cross between Huernia pillansii and Huernia pendula.
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by Pattock » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:56 pm

Herts Mike wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:49 pm
I’m sure Pattock will confirm or deny but I think the last picture should be Huernia x pendurata, a cross between Huernia pillansii and Huernia pendula.
Great flower.
I am not an expert, I just read too much. I did once look this up and could not find any publication of the name. I was intrigued because I knew pandurata from growing Boesenbergia pandurata, a ginger relative. Lewis and Short knew of no Latin words starting with "pendu" except for pendulus. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... 3Dpendulus

It does appear to be a hybrid and some people think it is between Huernia pillansii and Huernia pendula. Perhaps we should take into account the vegetative parts as well? The distinctive almost Hoodia-ish tubercles of Huernia pillansii seem not to have been inherited at all.

But wouldn't the name somebody chose for it be a better fit for a hybrid of Huernia pendula and Huernia barbata or Huernia oculata? Not a perfect fit but I assume they were neither a botanist nor a Latin grammarian.

So, should it be Huernia "pendurata", Huernia x pendurata or Huernia pendurata Hort.? Could it just be a sport of Huernia pendula, whether from a nursery or the wild? Or even a new species?

What a shame 23andMe only do DNA tests for one species.
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by Diane » Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:14 pm

Huernia x pendurata is a cross between H. hystrix and H. pendula.
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Re: More Stapeliads in flower

Post by fero » Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:19 pm

Great flower Ralph. Theirs a lot going on with that one.
I've only got three or four stapeliads.
Echidnopsis cereiform was flowering today.
Thanks Mike for your pics, and the thread.
Stapeliad flowers are facinating.
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