Stapelia erectiflora var erectiflora N.E. Br.

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Distribution:  Western Cape and Northern Cape.  Clan William district. Botterkloof

Description:  Clump-forming (150 mm in height).  Stems are shortly decumbent, 4 ribbed with small conspicuous tubercle teeth.  The rudimentary leaves are erect, pubescent, caducous.

Flower:  A free-flowering spp.   Flowers are borne on long erect pedicels (120 mm).  The corolla (10 mm) is brownish-green to purplish with transverse stripes and short white hair pointing to the apex.  The lobes are completely rolled under.

Cultivation:  Shade/sun, moderate water, frost protection.

Propagation:  Seeds and cuttings.
Grower:  Etwin Aslander.

Photographer  Etwin Aslander of Selecta Succulents - Plant & Seed Source

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