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Caralluma speciosa, Caralluma

Caralluma speciosa

Caralluma
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual color

The light-green stems are angular and rudimentary leaves appear at intervals. The perfectly symmetrical ball of inflorescence about 10 cm across is very impressive.To pollinate, the flowers attract flies by emitting a scent similar to that of carrion.

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.



Caralluma speciosa, Caralluma
Caralluma speciosa, Caralluma
Caralluma speciosa, Caralluma


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