Hoodia ruschii

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Hoodia ruschii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Hoodia
Species: H. ruschii
Binomial name
Hoodia ruschii

Hoodia ruschii is a species of plant in the Apocynaceae family. It is endemic to Namibia.[1] Its natural habitats are rocky areas and cold desert.


H. ruschii reaches about 1/2 meter in height and has stout, grayish green stems covered in sharp, hard spines.[2] It bears deep reddish-brown flowers which are medium-sized.[2]


  1. ^ "Hoodia ruschii Dinter". Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Hoodia in Namibia" (PDF). National Botanical Research Institute. Retrieved 18 July 2015.