Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

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Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Diane » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:46 pm

It's the time of year when the Asclepiadacea start to flower, and a few Huernias have obliged this week:

Huernia piersii:
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Huernia piersii
Huernia campanulata:
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Huernia campanulata

Huernia somalica
hybrid:
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Huernia somalica hybrid

Huernia plowesii:
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Huernia plowesii
Huernia hislopii:
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Huernia hislopii
Huernia clavigera:
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Huernia clavigera
And a Stapelia with no ID - might be a hybrid:
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Stapelia ??
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Herts Mike » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:10 pm

Lovely Stapelia flower Diane.
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by ralphrmartin » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:17 am

Nice. I;ve got quite a few buds coming.
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Diane » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:51 pm

Over the last couple of weeks. a few more flowers have bloomed.

First up is a plant acquired simply as Huernia sp. I am 90% certain it is a hybrid, and from perusal of the web, possibly H. zebrina var. magniflora x H. saudi-arabica which bears a strong resemblance. Whatever it is it's a very nice flower - this was taken the day it opened, the lobes reflexed on subsequent days:
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Huernia hybrid?

Next is H. zebrina ssp. zebrina with nicely marked flower:
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Huernia zebrina ssp. zebrina
This is Orbea semota a new one for me, and a rather smelly flower:
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Orbea semota
Lastly for now, Stapelianthus pilosus, a bit tricky to grow and with very small flowers that hide away (about 10mm across):
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Stapelianthus pilosus
Lots more buds coming, and I'll update this thread as and when they flower.
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Diane » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:54 pm

Three more to add, first is Orbea pulchella (which was wrongly labelled, but I'm pretty sure it is O. pulchella):
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Orbea pulchella
Next is x Staparesia meintjessii formerly Tavaresia meintjessii:
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x Staparesia meintjessii
And Stapelia cedrimontana:
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Stapelia cedrimontana
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Herts Mike » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:27 pm

Lovely Diane. Thanks and well done!
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by jfabiao » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 am

Wonderful flowers and nice compact plants (or so it seems), Diane.
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Sylvia » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:49 am

Lovely flowers Diane. Mine are just coming into flower too.
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Diane » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:22 pm

Update with a few more flowers from the last couple of weeks. (Excuse fingers in a couple of shots!)
This is Huernia pendula:
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Huernia pendula
Huernia sudanensis:
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Huernia sudanensis
Huernia x pendurata:
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Huernia x pendurata
Piaranthus geminatus:
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Piaranthus geminatus
And a rather nice hybrid of Stapelia gettleffii x Tavaresia 'Starfish' which took ages to develop:
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Stapelia gettleffii x Tavaresia 'Starfish'
I don't think there will be many more now the weather is getting colder, but who knows!
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Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Post by Diane » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:47 pm

...And one I forgot - Huerniopsis atrosanguinea which only stays open for a day, with velvety flowers:
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Huerniopsis atrosanguinea
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