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Piaranthus punctatus flower by Martin_Heigan, via Flickr

A macro photograph of a small Piaranthus punctatus flower on new growth (from Moedverloor, Northern Cape, South Africa). Field Number: PVB 5796 Best viewed LARGE. Martin - Administrator of: Stapeliad & Asclepiad Group All things beautiful in Nature Group Succulent Treasures of the Desert Group The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) Group

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Stapelia gettleffii is a succulent plant with green, 4-angled stems with toothed ribs. It grows in nature under trees and can spread...

This is a stapeliad or carrion flower. Interestingly, though other members of the group eg: Stapelia or Piaranthus smell like rotten meat or fish, this plant (and all other Huernia spp.) dont seem to smell much at all. The flies still seem interested so perhaps it's something beyond our olfactory skills. It's not carnivorous - the flies are simply pollinators. It's easy to grow in well drained potting mixes with 5-6 hours of sunlight a day. Don't water much in winter. Not frost tolerant.

second, brighter shot of Huernia zebrina. For those interested in plants: This is a stapeliad or carrion flower. Interestingly, though other members of the group eg: Stapelia or Piaranthus smell like rotten meat or fish, this plant (and all other Huernia spp.) dont seem to smell much at all. The flies still seem interested so perhaps it's something beyond our olfactory skills. It's not carnivorous - the flies are simply pollinators. It's easy to grow in well drained potting mixes with 5-6…

Carrion flower

Carrion flower is a succulent with a starfish-shaped flower that smells like rotting meat, from Gardening Solutions - the University of Florida Center for Land Use Efficiency

The Carrion Flowers

When I was a teenager I pretended that I didn’t like flowers, “They’re the genitals of plants why would I want those as a gift, gross!” I made a huge show about telling ever…

Stapelia olivacea is a low-growing, spineless, stem succulent with small, darker maroon-red, flowers

Stapelia olivacea (African Starfish Flower) is a low-growing succulent with spineless stems and small, darker maroon-red, almost flat...

This is a starfish flower cactus or  Stapelia grandiflora  also known as a carrion flower. The smell of these flowers is like dead flesh....

This is a starfish flower cactus or Stapelia grandiflora also known as a carrion flower. The smell of these flowers is like dead flesh. The attract flies for pollination. Despite its common name, this is not a cactus but it is a succulent. These plants are native to South Africa. Yes, they really do have a rather unpleasant smell, however, since I have almost no sense of smell at all, I am not the source for the editorializing about the smell.

Starfish Flower  Carrion Flower - http://www.gardenanswers.com/succulents/starfish-flower-carrion-flower/

Stapelia gettleffii is a native to southeastern Botswana, South Africa, southern Zimbabwe. This plant is one of the Stapeliads, with blooms that resemble starfish. It is also called carrion flower. It is a succulent plant and thrives in well-drained soil with water only when the soil feels dry up to the first knuckle of your

Carrion Flower Stapelia known as the giant starfish cactus is easy to grow, stinky, has spectacular flowers and makes an interesting garden addition. This article shares details on the care and growing of the succulent starfish flower cactus. [MORE]

Stapelia flower | Carrion plant | Giant Starfish cactus, easy to grow, spectacular stinky flowers an interesting garden addition. Growing and Care [DETAILS]