Photo by Loukie Viljoen
Huernia plowesii L. C. Leach in Excelsa Taxon. Ser. 4: 134 (1988).
Etymology: Darrel C. H. Plowes - South African-born agriculcural officer and naturalist in Zimbabwe, specialist on Stapeliads
Distribution: Namibia (Karas - Tiras Mountains).
History: Huernia plowesii was first collected by Ernst Rusch On the farm Barbi west of Helmringhausen. A photograph of the flower was published as H. guttata in 1937. The same name was used by Herbert Huber in 1967. Finally, Larry Leach in 1988 recognized it as a new taxon.