any idea???? there another pic on my pics...
Oh, this is so irritating - not you Sandra, but some time ago, about 3 weeks, I'd guess, someone else put a pic of a succulent up - it looked different from this but I'm sure its related, and now I can't find the original question - Fractal knew what it was and I can't remember! I thought I'd put it in my favourites because I really liked it, but obviously I haven't. We need Fractal...
6 Oct, 2009
i havent met Fractal but hopefully they will see this..
it was such a surprise to find this flower today. i have only had the plant a week. im amazed at how loverly it is.
Sorry dont know the answer, but love the plant, as you can see by my pics we are in to succulents.
Found it - Caralluma or Stapelia - the one he identified before (which also had those sort of horns up the stems) was a Caralluma of some kind - google?
now i have four names..... already had orbia...and huernia...i'll google..thanks..;-))
Can you let us know what it is called if you find out please? Want to know if it is a Caralluma of some kind.
Looks like next doors is it stapelia cedrimontana? does it smell off?
thats the one Drc...Hywel recignised it aswell...;-))
7 Oct, 2009
What a mouthful for such a lovely plant....:+))
Ah, this is Orbea variegata, formerly Stapelia variegata.
Now I'm back at work, I'm missing out on all these id's :-(
Bamboo, this whole section of the Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family) is still under revision regarding placement into this or that genus. Next week, they might decide that this is now better placed in Caralluma!!!
They are very interesting plants that range from Frerea indica (the only one that still has leaves) right through to the most extreme Cactus mimics such as Hoodia, Tavaresia and Trichocaulon.
Another interesting thing about them (and related plants such as Hoya) is that they have evolved a similar mechanism to Orchids in that their pollen is held in Pollinia (pollen clumps) and is transferred as a unit like a key into a lock for each different species.
I should write a blog about them me thinks.....
sounds good to me Fractal....caralluma was one of the names i found on google
Perhaps you should, and I must reiterate here that the only reason I was able to point the questioner in the right direction was because of your previous ID a couple of weeks ago - I looked it up and got the info from there, so you get the credit, Fractal!
Thanks for that Bamboo.
I have a Piaranthus (yet another genus of stapeliads) that will be in flower in a few weeks. I will post the pics when it does.
will look forward to it...
8 Oct, 2009
How do I say thanks?
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