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Huernia sp., Huernia
Huernia zebrina

Huernia sp.

Huernia
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Eastern and Southern Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersUnknown name

The genus Huernia consists of some 60 species of stem succulents from Eastern and Southern Africa. The flowers are five-lobed, usually somewhat more funnel- or bell-shaped than in the closely related genus Stapelia. To pollinate, the flowers attract flies by emitting a scent similar to that of carrion.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/huernia_sp.htm