Hoodia currorii (Hook.) Decne.

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 665 (1844)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SW. Angola to S. Zimbabwe and S. Africa. It is a succulent subshrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Goyder, D. J., Gilbert, M. G. & Venter, H. J. T. (2020). Apocynaceae (part 2). In: M. A. García (ed.), Flora Zambesiaca, Vol. 7(3). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Type
Angola, Elephant Bay, 1840, Currors.n. (K spirit collection holotype, K000306204 epitype), epitype designated by Figueiredo & Smith in Phytotaxa 423: 299 (2019).
Morphology Stem
Stems succulent, erect to ascending, 10–100 cm tall and 4–6(8) cm thick
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubercles prominent, fused in lower half of stem into 11–16(24) angles along the stem, each tubercle tipped with a sharp spine 6–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence with 1–4 flowers opening successively
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 3–50(60) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–8 mm long, ovate-lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4–18 cm diam., rotate or concave-rotate, circular to broadly 5-lobed, brick-red to flesh-pink or yellowish pink with darker veins, bristles 0.5–3.5 mm long arising from dome-shaped papillae; corolla tube 3–6 mm long, 5–9 mm across, pentagonal; corolla lobes narrowing abruptly into subulate tips 6–20 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium enclosed within corolla tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona 2–3 mm tall, deep red-purple or red-brown; outer lobes bifid and forming a 5-lobed cup; inner lobes 0.5 mm long, rectangular, obtuse.
[FZ]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0