Taxonomic history
  • Ulrich Meve


Thunberg (1794) had knowledge of seven stapeliads belonging to different genera, but the first Duvalia species were described by Masson (1796) with Stapelia caespitosa, S. elegans and S. reclinata. Based on these three taxa Haworth (1812) established the genus Duvalia, adding Sims’ (1803) S. radiata, and described D. compacta, D. glomerata, D. laevigata and D. tuberculata as new. Haworth’s new genus was named in honour of H.A. Duval, a French botanist, who previously named Haworthia in the Liliaceae.


Chromosome Number Lateral View Taxonomic Treatment Corolla Lobe Flowering Stem 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Meve
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  1. 1.Institut für BotanikWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterBundesrepublik Deutschland

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