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  Stapelia schinzii Berger & Schltr.
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

  Common Names : Carrion Flower

 
Carrion Flower
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Succulent Plant
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Namibia, southern Angola
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Perennial succulent which can spread up to 1 m wide.
      Stems: Thick, fleshy stems are mostly erect.
      Flowers: Star-shaped, fleshy flowers are maroon to dark red and up to 12 cm wide. The petal margin is lined with long, purple hairs with rounded tips. Flowers emit a foul odour which helps to attract pollinating beetles.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
      Landscape Uses :
      Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Brown, Purple, Red, [Remarks] (Maroon)
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute, Wrinkled, Thick / Fleshy

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