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Larryleachia sp.jpg
Larryleachia cactiformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Larryleachia

Leachia Plowes (non Cassini)

Larryleachia is a genus of stapeliad succulent flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae.


Phylogenetic studies have shown the genus to be monophyletic, and most closely related to the Richtersveldtia and Notechidnopsis genera of stapeliads. Marginally more distantly related is a sister branch of related genera including Lavrania and Hoodia.[2]


  1. ^ Albers and Meve, ed., Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae 176-178 (2004)
  2. ^ P. Bruyns, C. Klak, P. Hanacek: Evolution of the stapeliads (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) - repeated major radiation across Africa in an Old World group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2014. v. 77, no. 1, p. 251--263. ISSN 1055-7903.