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Hereroa (Schwantes) Dinter & Schwantes in Z. Sukkulentenk. 3: 15, 23. 1927 sec. Hartmann 20171 wfo-4000017533
  • Bergeranthus subg. Hereroa Schwantes in Z. Sukkulentenk. 2: 180. 1926 syn. sec. Hartmann 20171 wfo-3500004067
    • Nametype: Hereroa puttkameriana (Dinter & A.Berger) Dinter & Schwantes
  • 1. Hartmann, H. E. K. 2017 – In: Hartmann, H. E. K., Illustrated handbook of succulent plants. Aizoaceae, ed. 2. – Berlin: Springer


Hereroa includes 27 species but lacks a taxonomic revision. The study by Klak & al. (2013) reveals Rhombophyllum (5 spp.) and Bergeranthus (10 spp.) as its closest relatives. Denser sampling may in addition show that Hereroa is not monophyletic, with Rhombophyllum likely to be nested within it. On account of the close morphological resemblance between these genera, generic limits need to be critically re-investigated.A,B


A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383.
B. Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P. V. 2013: A phylogenetic hypothesis for the recently diversified Ruschieae (Aizoaceae) in southern Africa. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1005-1020.