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Stapelia grandiflora flavirostris

Stapelia grandiflora flavirostris (Stapelia grandiflora flavirostris)

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It's a cactus? Unusual flower.

23 Sep, 2011


Wow - how striking. (I must have missed this one when I looked at yours earlier - strange!)

23 Sep, 2011


Oh lordy! That is a stunner!

Check this one out!

23 Sep, 2011


Hi P! Sorry I haven't seen all your new photos, been a bit busy....

That looks amazing! That purple flower is spectacular! :)

24 Sep, 2011


Thanks all, it looks better than it smells lol. M. saw that one from your link, really fantastic will keep a look out for that one!

24 Sep, 2011


Nice specimen. there is a good collection of Asclepiadaceae at Kew.We have a constant battle with root mealy. Is that a Aeonium tabuliforme next to it? one of my favourite Aeoniums.

25 Sep, 2011


I get a few mealy bugs too, yes it is an A. tabuliforme beside it I have a few at different stages, in my photos there is a pic of one I have in flower at the moment :o)

26 Sep, 2011


This is not a cactus. It is Stapelia. I does not belong to the cactus family. It is a succulant plant, but not a cactus.

11 Oct, 2011


As named! :)

11 Oct, 2011


It's actually a member of the Milkweed family. It's pollinated by blowflies, so the flower smells like rotting meat.

31 Dec, 2012

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