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Stapeliad photos

Unread postby naturelover » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:32 pm

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Tavaresia angolense collected by a friend in Angola.
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Re: Stapeliad photos

Unread postby naturelover » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:52 pm

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JDE1364 Orbea verrucosa from the Eastern Cape.
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Re: Stapeliad photos

Unread postby JenB » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:44 pm

These plants fascinate me. :)

We saw this one in Ndumo.
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Re: Stapeliad photos

Unread postby naturelover » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:42 pm

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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Re: Stapeliad photos

Unread postby lion queen » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:08 pm

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

Unread postby joanm456 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:52 am

Very interesting a fly that pollinates a flower. Do you know what kind of fly it is?

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Re: Stapeliad photos

Unread postby naturelover » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:10 am

A variety of flies visit Stapeliads hough I do not know which species.
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