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Observed: 2nd September 2006 By: Elizabeth Fox

The neighbour of someone I visited gave me a short piece of succulent segmented stem which I planted. It grew more of these segmented stems and then produced a flower. At first the flower(bud) was folded over like an envelope and when it opened it revealed a leopard like print flower - quite stunning to look at and quite pungent too! I would love to know the name of this plant and if it has any special properties (good or bad) and from which country it originates.

  • Carrion Plant, Starfish flower (Stapelia species)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    Likely ID
    Starfish cactus, Carrion flower, Toad cactus (Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata))
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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