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Huernia zebrina flower

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Ceropegieae
Subtribus: Stapeliinae
Genus: Huernia
Species: Huernia zebrina
Subspecies: H. z. subsp. insigniflora – H. z. subsp. magniflora – H. z. subsp. zebrina

Huernia zebrina N.E.Br. (1909)

Brown, N.E. in Dyer, W.T.T. (ed.) 1909: Flora Capensis 4(1): 921.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Huernia zebrina in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Huernia zebrina, the little owl, is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, native to Namibia, Botswana, northern South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.[1] A succulent, it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

The following subspecies are accepted:[1]

Huernia zebrina subsp. insigniflora (C.A.Maass) Bruyns
Huernia zebrina subsp. zebrina


"Huernia zebrina N.E.Br". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
"Huernia zebrina little owl". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 4 April 2021. "Other common names; ... owl eyes"

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