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User Image desert_creations Posted: Feb 13, 2018 5:13 PM (UTC)
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We’re excited to see the beginnings of a #CarrionFlower on one of our #BrachystelmaBarberae. If you’ve never seen one in full bloom, prepare to be impressed. We’ll post updates as it takes shape over the next several days, stay tuned. #AfricanCaudiciform #CaudiciformPlant #CaudiciformPlants #RareCaudiciform #desertcreations #desertcreationsnursery
User Image __leafmealone_ Posted: Feb 9, 2018 8:15 AM (UTC)

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Sooo, i haven't posted in a little while, as I have been quite sick but today this beauty burst and i felt you needed to see 😍😍😍😍 Looks lovely, smells fucking awful! #stapelia #carrionflower #ismelldeadthings #succulents #plants #foliage #leaves #backyard #patiojungle #pottedplants #letitgrow #stapeliagigantea #urbanjunglebloggers #gardening #garden #flowers #blooms
User Image sarahmaiakerr Posted: Feb 9, 2018 7:06 AM (UTC)

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#Stapeliads are one of the most interesting groups of succulents. The genus #Orbea has beautiful flowers which smell terrible :) and often have vibratile hairs (I will try post a video of them moving), drawing the attention of flies.
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I love these plants and find them fascinating. if anyone can give a species ID would be grateful.
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#carrionflower #succulent #flypollinated #macrophotography #macro
User Image miss.b.have Posted: Feb 7, 2018 10:18 AM (UTC)

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Beautiful Stapelia.. just never stops flowering#carrionflower#stapeliaa# succulents#beautiful
User Image valstreasures Posted: Feb 5, 2018 10:48 PM (UTC)

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User Image pinkymacgyver Posted: Feb 5, 2018 11:54 AM (UTC)

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Stink flower progress! It's starting to open and yep, it's stinky! Not only does it smell like regurgitated death, it causes an immediate physical response of gagging and retching. I mean, it sounds worse than it really was when I put it that way but I just want to stress that it's called a carrion flower, I knew it was supposed to smell disgusting, but it still surprised me how bad it is. I had to move it away from the house. It's still basically a bud at the moment but in a couple of days it should open up to look like a pretty red starfish :-)
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#stink #stinky #stinkflower #carrion
#carrionflower #stapelia #pretty #beautiful #flower #flowers #bud #disgusting #smelly #smell
User Image shani_ann Posted: Feb 4, 2018 8:33 AM (UTC)
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Alien-esque magical flower, just discovered on Orbea plant near the front door 😍
User Image courtneygibson101 Posted: Feb 4, 2018 3:30 AM (UTC)

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At last! I have been waiting seven years for this to flower. I have realised it’s a stapeliad and it stinks to high heaven. #stapeliad #stapeliavariegata #carrionflower
User Image __jorj__ Posted: Feb 1, 2018 12:18 PM (UTC)

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Section of my aardvark in the carrion cactus.
I will be getting prints taken of this guy soon. #carrionflower #aardvark #aardvark #winsorandnewton #watercolourpainting
User Image polespider Posted: Jan 29, 2018 11:38 PM (UTC)

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Yay to showcase! I am so amazed at the talent of all the performers. It was so great to be dancing in front of a crowd again, and I can't wait for the next one! #poledance #poleshow #pole #polefun #carrionflower
User Image birdhollow_outdoors Posted: Jan 27, 2018 3:49 AM (UTC)

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One of my favorite house plants, carrion flower ("stapelia gigantea"). I rescued the original plant from a neighbor's yard waste pile 10 years ago. It's proven impossible to kill, and even seems to thrive with my neglect. And the best part is the flowers: ten inch, hairy, star-shaped blooms that smell like rotten meat and attract flies as pollinators. What's not to love??
User Image valstreasures Posted: Jan 26, 2018 8:40 PM (UTC)

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And finally, Stapelia Gigantea - starfish flower , Zulu giant, cartoon plant . Native to Sth East Africa. Note the hairs which attract the flies for pollination. #carrionflower #stepeliagigantea #unusualplants