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Specific Families and Genera => Cacti and Succulents => Topic started by: Peter II on July 04, 2012, 10:54:37 PM

Title: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on July 04, 2012, 10:54:37 PM

Maybe someone of you interested in this.

Huernia hybrid

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5715/img1045fy.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6702/img1043qi.jpg)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Brian Ellis on July 05, 2012, 12:23:32 AM
Wow, that is an absolute stunner Peter :o
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Post by: WimB on July 05, 2012, 07:03:30 AM
Very nice, Peter! Although I guess the smell isn't that nice, isn't it?
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on July 05, 2012, 10:52:10 AM

that is with the odor generally greatly exaggerated. While there are some who are very sick. But this does not smell here.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: WimB on July 05, 2012, 10:53:19 AM
that is with the odor generally greatly exaggerated. While there are some who are very sick. But this does not smell here.

That's nice...even better if your hybrid doesn't smell  :)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Maggi Young on July 05, 2012, 02:14:48 PM
The colour is wonderful and the shape is so sculptural.  8)
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Post by: Peter II on July 05, 2012, 08:03:20 PM

Orbea speciosa

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2393/pict0010lt.jpg)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on July 05, 2012, 08:29:33 PM

Orbea caudata x Stapelia divaricata

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/327/pict0003jt.jpg)


A very beautiful flower.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on July 06, 2012, 06:34:47 PM

Duvalia corderoyi


(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6294/pict0014ad.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8599/pict0017i.jpg)
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Post by: Peter II on July 22, 2012, 10:21:20 PM

Duvalia pubescens


(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1622/img0485lu.jpg)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/2531/img1046m.jpg)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on July 22, 2012, 10:26:29 PM

Huernia insigniflora


(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7813/img0492ws.jpg)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8605/img0491gq.jpg)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Lori S. on July 23, 2012, 05:33:26 AM
What astounding and bizarre flowers!  Thank you for posting - I've never seen anything like them.
The last one looks kind of... sore.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on July 24, 2012, 08:16:54 PM

Huernia kennedyana


(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5923/img1186vu.jpg)

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/3172/img1184u.jpg)


Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Maggi Young on July 24, 2012, 08:20:42 PM
My word, that is fantastic.   8) They do like exotic creatures from under the sea ;)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ruweiss on August 15, 2012, 10:24:11 PM
An extremely unpleasant bad smell led me to Stapelia gigantea with its really
giant flowers- 34 cm from tip to tip. Many fans were also around - flies in masses!
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Post by: Maggi Young on August 15, 2012, 10:27:07 PM
Extraordinary pictures, Rudi.... it is beautiful .... but I think I can almost smell it from here  :P
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Post by: Peter II on August 16, 2012, 10:30:22 AM
Hi ruweiss,

beautiful plant. The flies love these flowers. Since they have plenty of room for the eggs.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ruweiss on September 05, 2012, 09:31:33 PM
Asclepiads seem to explode due to the hot summer - Stapelia hirsuta
is a magnet to the flies who lay their eggs into the flowers.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ThomasB on September 29, 2012, 03:52:45 PM
These days I took pictures of three Stapelias at a local cactus and succulent nursery:

Stapelia ambigua with huge flowers (my hand is holding the flower up).
Stapelia baylissii
Stapelia vetula
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Cris on October 04, 2012, 12:08:36 PM
Peter, congratulations, you've amazing plants :o :o :o Do you still are interested in an exchange? ;)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on October 04, 2012, 04:41:04 PM

Here have so beautiful photos accumulated.

Reply # 17: I do not think that is the S. hirsuta. Since the hair is missing. It's more of a hybrid.

Reply # 18: The S. ambigua is S. gigantea.
Are planting of Haage?

Cris: no
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ThomasB on October 04, 2012, 10:02:55 PM
Peter, you are right. I took my pics at Kakteen-Haage and was surprised to see so many Stapelias flowering or in bud.
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Post by: Cris on October 08, 2012, 02:49:09 PM
Thanks for your answer Peter  ;)
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Post by: ruweiss on October 09, 2012, 09:20:04 PM
Peter, thank you for your comment about Stapelia hirsuta.  I got this plant from a friend
and because Cactii and succulents are not my main hobby I am always grateful for a good
advice.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Cris on November 21, 2012, 01:22:32 PM
Some of my ascleps 8)

6 and 7 - Stapelia lendertziae
1 - Huernia pendurata
2 - Huernia barbata
3 - Orbea x happedicola
4 - Huernia schneideriana
5 - Stapelia hirsuta
8 - Asclepias curassavica, the first flower
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ashley on November 21, 2012, 02:03:42 PM
Those are wonderful Chris 8)
Have you grown them from seed or cuttings?

What extraordinary flowers and photos in this thread.
For anyone fascinated (or disturbed ;D) by these plants there are lots more photos here (http://www.flickr.com/groups/stapeliads/pool/).
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on November 21, 2012, 04:24:39 PM
Hi Cris,

3 - Orbea x happedicola = Orbea halipedicola.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ashley on November 22, 2012, 07:16:54 PM
Calotropis procera
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Post by: fermi de Sousa on November 22, 2012, 10:36:16 PM
Some of my ascleps 8)
Cris,
some wonderfully bizarre and fascinating flowers! :o
They look like they were created by a science fiction writer!
Marvelous!
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Cris on December 08, 2012, 11:29:14 PM
Thanks ashley :D I've grow them from cuttings, but have already tried to grow from seed. In this moment I've one O.variegata, the only that survived from a sowing, and that were strucked by the mealy bugs on summer. Now I've three new ones that I brought to inside of the house, they are too youg and are from a O.variegata too, but with more bright colors.

Thanks Fermides, these are realy fascinating and are another of my passions :D Everyday I discover that exists one more and if I could, I would like to have them all, but I already conceptualized myself that there ae some species that do no tolerate my climate...

Another Orbea variegata, I guess var. marmorata, in flower at this moment:


Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on December 09, 2012, 04:07:38 PM

Super coloring. I have also.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Peter II on July 02, 2014, 08:46:20 PM
Stapelia engleriana

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Post by: ferdinand on July 07, 2014, 08:32:00 PM
Pseudolithos migiurtinus
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Post by: ferdinand on July 09, 2014, 08:03:40 PM
Ascleps are quickly taking off ..... so maybe soon there will be more
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Post by: Maggi Young on July 09, 2014, 08:17:54 PM
One could believe these plants were from another planet, they are so "different"  8)
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ashley on September 06, 2018, 10:37:16 PM
Microloma sagittatum  Western Cape, July
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2018, 12:54:12 PM
Microloma sagittatum  Western Cape, July
Another first for the forum, Ashley !
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ashley on September 07, 2018, 09:24:51 PM
I love the way it mimicked the barbed wire it was growing through 8)
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Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2018, 09:35:44 PM
Rather impressive camouflage, for sure.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: GordonT on April 06, 2019, 07:10:14 PM
It was blooming when we visited South Africa last week.... was stumped as to what I was looking at until I chanced upon your post
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ashley on April 06, 2019, 11:04:33 PM
Very nice Gordon.  Was this near Cape Town? 
We found it further north, around Paternoster.
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: GordonT on April 06, 2019, 11:17:40 PM
Just shy of Paternoster near Langebaan. If it weren't for your post, I'd still be wracking my brain trying to identify it!
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: Ola on September 11, 2019, 10:28:49 AM
Huernia zebrina. Beautiful or just strange. Can't really decide...
Title: Re: Ascleps
Post by: ashley on August 13, 2020, 05:10:13 PM
Orbea variegata from SRGC seedex seed
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Post by: Roma on August 17, 2020, 03:50:18 PM
Tweedya caerulea

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Post by: ashley on September 07, 2021, 04:04:08 PM
Ceropegia simonae, from southern Madagascar.

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