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Stapelia schinzii A.Berger & Schltr. var. schinzii


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Stapelia schinzii var schinzii

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Pods
23 Sep 2008

Stapelia schinzii var schinzii

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Seeds emerging from pod
30 Sep 2006

Stapelia schinzii var schinzii

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Habit
20 Dec 2006

Stapelia schinzii var schinzii

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Flowers about to open
20 Mar 2007

Stapelia schinzii var schinzii

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Flower
21 Mar 2008

Stapelia schinzii var schinzii

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Flower
20 Dec 2013



Family: Asclepiadaceae
Full name: Stapelia schinzii A.Berger & Schltr. var. schinzii
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Endemic
Description: The plants are large and robust and sometimes spread for up to 1 m, stems arising from a short horizontal base. The stems are mostly purple-mottled and up to 60 mm tall. Compared to the stems, the dark red to maroon flowers are relatively large (up to 120 mm in diameter). They have elongate corolla lobes, fringed with vibratile, purple, club-shaped hairs. (from Plantzafrica.com website)

Strongly growing stems with green sheen and purple vibratile hairs on the margins of its pungently smelly flowers. (from www.asclepiad-exhibition.org)

The S. schinzii var. angolensis differs from typical S. schinzii in that the stems are smaller, creeping, procumbent or hanging, and have a characteristic violet-purple colouration and aren't so distinctly 4-angled. In comparison typical S. schinzii has erect, dull green stems. The flowers are similar in both var. schinzii and angolensis, but the latter are smaller.
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  232230  264691 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 21 Mar 2018


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