Caralluma speciosa (aka Caralluma codonoides - K. schumm) - (N.E.Br) N.E. Br

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Distribution:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania & Uganda

Description:  The light-green stems are angular and rudimentary leaves appear at intervals.  The plants can reach one meter in height.

Flowers:  The flowers are 5cm in diameter, the corona tubes are yellow to orange.  Corolla lobes are reddish-brown with small yellow dots.  Corolla lobe margins are black and ciliate near the apex.

Propagation:  Seeds and cuttings.

Photographer:  H.C. Kennedy