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Stapeliad thread

Post by Herts Mike » Wed May 22, 2019 6:29 pm

For the very few of us that grow them could we keep all pictures here? Would make a good reference thread.
Here's my first, Huernia reticulata-
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by Eric Williams » Wed May 22, 2019 9:30 pm

Hi Mike, Don,t grow many , this plant is labelled Stap. multiflorum. No flowers but wierd seed pods. Cheers
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. Sorry about my iPad pic orientation. Cheers
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by brianc » Thu May 23, 2019 10:42 am

My one and only Stapelia?
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by Eric Williams » Thu May 23, 2019 11:22 am

Does it stink Brian, and how do you balance the pot on the edge of a plastic saucer lol ? Cheers
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by Tina » Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 pm

Lovely and hairy, so its hirsute :?: or....

Here's my hoodia rauchii grown from Doug rowland seed many years ago with quite a few flowers , I have been told the name isn't correct but I'm still proud of it even though its a bit ugly.
I have been putting it outside on the table hoping an obliging bug will find it .
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my monstrose larryleachia/ trichocaulon not a lucky plant
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OUCH.A bit like Mikes plant but worse with scorch but it seems to be quite tough and tries growing again, I'm going to try some cuttings this year so fingers crossed
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by Eric Williams » Thu May 23, 2019 2:43 pm

Hi Tina, looks very much like my Hoodia gordonii. Flowers are identical too. L
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. PS, Wikpedia shows apicture of Hoodia ruschii (could be rauschii). Of a very similar plant to gordonii.
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Post by Herts Mike » Thu May 23, 2019 4:31 pm

Going by Pilbeam's book it certainly looks like ruschii.
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by Eric Williams » Thu May 23, 2019 4:39 pm

My Hoodia gordonii, last years flowers. Cheers
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. Please ignore my iPad orientation problem now solved. Cheers
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by Diane » Thu May 23, 2019 5:42 pm

I'm always happy with a Stapeliad thread!. It's still a bit early for flowers but here are some that are flowering today:

Named as Stapelia schinzii, but doesn't match that species too well, so I guess a hybrid:
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Stapelia hybrid??
Huernia zebrina:
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Huernia zebrina
Huernia campanulata
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Huernia campanulata
Huernia mccoyi from Yemen ( seems to be indestructible, and grows like a weed)
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Huernia mccoyi
Huernia pendurata (very difficult to photo these pendent flowers!)
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Huernia pendurata
Needless to say, I am rerooting quite a few in a rescue mission, which happens every year. Good job they root so easily in cat litter. I also have a few new additions currently residing in a shaded propagator, so hopeful I might have more later in the summer.
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Re: Stapeliad thread

Post by Herts Mike » Thu May 23, 2019 5:44 pm

Thanks Diane. I was,waiting for your contribution! Smashing flowers ad ever.

I guess Ceropegias and Brachystelmas have a home here as well.
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