Stapelia gigantea

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Stapelia gigantea

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These plants fascinate me. :)

We saw this one in Ndumo.
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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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A variety of flies visit Stapeliads hough I do not know which species.
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