Hoodia triebneri

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

Hoodia triebneri is a species of plant in the Apocynaceae family. It is endemic to Namibia.[1] Its natural habitat is rocky areas, especially underneath Acacia trees and below ridges.[2]

Description[edit]

H. triebneri is shrub-like, growing up to 0.3 meters tall and half a meter wide.[2] It has about ten to thirty erect, slender stems with strong spines.[2] Flowers are very small, 1 to 1.5 centimeters in diameter and nearly black or dark maroon in color.[2] The flowers grow in clusters of 4 to 10 each and are foul-smelling.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoodia triebneri". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Hoodia in Namibia" (PDF). National Botanical Research Institute. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Court, Doreen (2000). Succulent Flora of Southern Africa. Rotterdam, Netherlands: A.A. Balkema. p. 171. ISBN 9058093239.