Hoodia Gordonii Distribution

Hoodia Gordonii is a succulent of the most sought-after because of their medicinal properties. It has been called one of the wonders of the 21st century. This plant trade is limited. Find the fact sheet on trade in Hoodia Gordonii and other types of Hoodia for more details. Description of Hoodia Gordonii is a succulent spiny. That a single tribe occurs in the early stages, but at a later stage, the plant begins to branch. Mature plants can have more than 50 individual stores and weigh more than 30 hoodia gordonii distribution kg. Plants under ideal conditions can reach a height of flowers of 1 m. on or near the Terminal apex (at the top of the plant) were born. The flowers are large and have a smell similar to ASA (similar to the smell of rotten meat). Flower, somewhat similar to a flower of petunia Hoodia. Flowers range from pale straw color in the dark. Flowers are usually born in August or September. The flowers can reach a diameter of 75 mm. seeds are produced in October and November. Pods resemble small antelopes or Bokhorings Afrikaans common name as goat horns. Hoodia Gordonii distribution has a very wide distribution. It occurs in the northeast of the Western Cape and the regions of North Northwest Cape of Northern and southern Namibia. It is used to heat the end (more than 40 ° C), but it can survive at relatively low temperatures (-3 ° C). The system appears a tolerance of habitats in the depths, the sands of the Kalahari are hung on floors or dry gravel soils and grow xerophytic shrubs sheltered. Hoodia Gordonii may under ideal conditions of culture life for 25 years. In nature, likely not more than 15 years of life. Derivation of the name and the historical aspects of the Hoodia Gordonii were Paterson and Colonel r. f. Gordon discovered in December 1778 in Upington. Mr Francis Masson, a famous botanist, baptized with the name of this plant stapelia Gordonii the epithet specific Gordon. in 1830, he was transferred to the genus Hoodia, next desserts in general, the name of Van Hood, a rancher's juicy. Pollination ecology occurs primarily through its doors. This unusual pollination biology is called Myophily (flight pollination). Myophily runs under some following, Variegata, Huernia and Ceropegia types. Cultural aspects and be eaten many types of raw Hoodia. Of course, the plugs must be removed first. For many years as an appetite suppressant Hoodia. Now, these properties have been developed and products appetite suppressant Hoodia appetite is now sold in many Western countries, where obesity has become a problem. Hoodia Gordonii culture if you want to say these plants in South Africa, should contact their local conservation. For more information on the trading of Hoodia Gordonii and other types of contact in the Hoodia document data.   Propagation is composed mainly of seeds. Crockery is not really an option, while the ends very rarely a cornea where the roots are finally shortened form. The seeds are produced in October and November of each year (southern hemisphere). The horns of the seeds should Demi-sec and two semi-columns boot, before the seeds can be collected. The seeds are light brown, flat and attacked the hair a soft Pappus at one end. The Vilan is used a parachute when the pod opens. The seeds are blown, far enough from the mother plant when it encounters. The life of a young Hoodia plant begins under the protection of a nurse. A nurse plant a shrub under which the seedling germinates and grows through the leaves and branches of strong solar radiation is protected. Use a sandy loam, with a small amount of well rotten sieved compost. Seeds should be no more than 0 are sown. 5 cm. The amount of lead not too many seeds in a seed tray, can cause depreciation when they start to germinate. The planting medium shall be well drained. Not water in excess of water at a time where the seeds germinate, cursing. Only four times a week in warm conditions, 28 ° C or over water. During the winter that water every two weeks. Move in a sunny position. Seeds in March or April (southern hemisphere). Use a well drained soil pot, in April of the following year, as strong enough plants in a small pan, plastic 9 cm, are to be planted. Hoodia Gordonii will grow rapidly after their establishment. These plants respond well to organic food. In three years, the plants reach a height of at least 250 mm and up to 10 branches. Bibliography p. Barkhuizen, born in 1978 of succulent plants of southern Africa. Purnell, Cape Town. Stearn, w. t. 1967 Latin botanique. Clark, Edinburgh, Royaume-Uni.   Ian Oliver désert du Karoo National Botanical Gardens, en juillet 2005. . . .