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Genus Stapelia Family Apocynaceae

Description: Succulent herbaceous perennials.

Leaves small or absent.


Distribution and occurrence: About 50 species native to tropical and southern Africa. Widely cultivated as horticultural curiosities.

Commonly called 'Carrion Flowers' because they produce the smell of rotting meat (attractive to pollinators).

Text by KL Wilson (Jan 2008)
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Stapelia gigantea

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