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Hoodia sp., Hoodia

Hoodia sp.

Hoodia
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
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Hoodia is stem succulent, described as "cactiform" because of its remarkable similarity to the unrelated cactus family.

Several species are grown as garden plants, and one species, Hoodia gordonii, is being investigated for use as an appetite suppressant.





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