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 Post subject: Stapeliad photos
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Stapeliad photos
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 Post subject: Re: Stapeliad photos
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These plants fascinate me. :)

We saw this one in Ndumo.
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 Post subject: Re: Stapeliad photos
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That is Stapelia gigantea the flowers are beautiful to behold but stink like rotting meat. Actually the flowers try to mimic carrion among other things most of which are too disgusting to mentioned. The reason for this is to attract flies which act as the pollinators.

Peter Bruyns has written an excellent book on Stapeliads.

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 Post subject: Re: Stapeliad photos
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Thank you for these interesting info.. :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Stapeliad photos
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Very interesting a fly that pollinates a flower. Do you know what kind of fly it is?


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 Post subject: Re: Stapeliad photos
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A variety of flies visit Stapeliads hough I do not know which species.

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