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Hoodia is a genus in the Asclepiadaceae family. There are approximately 20 species in the genus. The unusual flowers are flat and saucer-like in shape and red, purple to brown or mottled dark yellow in colour. Flowers form prolifically near the stem tips in summer. The short stems are many angled with white spikes appearing at short intervals on each angle. Stems are single or branch forming, they occur in variable shades of green. Plants are found in a large part of Southern Africa.