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My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Stapelia hirsuta

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lovestogarden

This #stinky #Stapelia has #disgusting #maggots on it. Its #pollenator is the #fly and enough have visited to lay eggs. So #gross. The flower is very beautiful though. 😷😵 🤭 #stapeliagrandiflora #southerncalifornia 10 July 2019

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Annettenoosa

Food for a bird or lizard 🦎

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treefrog44

😨😮

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Dazenrue2

I have a stinky one too. I call it the hot garbage flowers😂 I read since there are no bees in South africa they adapted to flies as pollinators and stinky flowers. Very pretty but very smelly haha

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mardel

The cuttings of this plant you generously shared with me is doing great...no flower buds but beautiful.

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lovestogarden

I hope so soon @Annettenoosa 😂

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lovestogarden

Oh, interesting Hannah. So many different types of plants created just for their special surroundings and we get to enjoy. 💗🤭 That is a great description. 😂😷😵 @Dazenrue2

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lovestogarden

Maribel, the plant you have is actually stapelia gigantea. It will smell worse and the flower will be tan and huge. They take a while to bloom, but the sight is worth the wait. 🤭😵😷💗 @mardel

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mardel

@lovestogarden That's awesome, it's doing great. Thanks

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lovestogarden

@mardel 💗

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lovestogarden

The LEFT plant is #Stapelia grandiflora. The right plant is unidentified as yet, but search says they are the same. 🤔🧐 #stinky 🤭 #similarbutdifferent #stapeliagrandiflora #comparison #southerncalifornia 10 July 2019

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kimberleyrolfe

I’d say it’s the variety stapelia grandiflora compacta :)

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Annettenoosa

I'd say beautifil Stapelia ❣❣

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lovestogarden

Thank you @kimberleyrolfe, I think you are correct! 👏👏👏💗 #compacta #stapeliagrandiflora-compacta

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lovestogarden

I agree @Annettenoosa 💗😁

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kimberleyrolfe

You’re welcome :) you have such a beautiful collection of plants x

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lovestogarden

Thank you so much, Kimberley. Some would say an obsession. 😊 @kimberleyrolfe

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kimberleyrolfe

What a wonderful obsession to have :)

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lovestogarden

Thank you @kimberleyrolfe 💗

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lovestogarden

This stinking beauty opened today. 😷🙊👃 #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora #stinky #succulentsunday #starfishflower 30 June 2019

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cyndi

Pewweeee but beautiful

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gjones

But she sure is stunning😍😍

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Annettenoosa

Wonderful shades of pinks with a touch of copper glow. Definitely beautiful.

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!💘😍

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juliesgarden

Oh wow fabulous even if it does stink 💕😂

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lovestogarden

This is the wrong ID but linked now, so can not remove.

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lovestogarden

#stapeliagrandiflora-compacta

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lovestogarden

This is #stillblooming. The top flower is 5" across. #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora-masson #stapeliagrandiflora #hairy #stinky #southerncalifornia #california 12 November 2018

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Yollymac

This one can be 'Mortitia going to spring races carnival'

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columbiariver

I like this one!

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gjones

It just keeps blooming and blooming. Amazing size flowers!

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lovestogarden

Two flowers! #stapeliagrandiflora #stapeliagrandiflora-masson #flowering #hairy #stinky #succulent #southerncalifornia #california 9 November 2018

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mardel

I am still in awe how a simple looking plant could produce such beautiful flowers. I hope I am as blessed as you are and have my cuttings blooms. Thanks for sharing

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gjones

Those flowers are amazing.!😍

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pottybird42

They are unbelievable...... It's that Sci fi again 👽

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lovestogarden

She opened today and I just saw her. It is so very windy outside, but she has wrapped her petals backwards around the plant and is not moving at all. #stinky #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora #stapeliagrandiflora-masson #hairy #succulent #southerncalifornia #california 8 November 2018

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Yollymac

They are just so weird.. Like Mortitia. Gorgeous, intriguing... In someone else's garden...! 😂👏🏻

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gjones

The size of these flowers is amazing!

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Annettenoosa

Aromatic and Smart too 😁😊

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kimguy

Just like a starfish!!!

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lovestogarden

Oh, @Yollymac, I love the Adams Family reference! That is one of my favorite TV shows from youth. They did make weird wonderful. I would love to have the whole strange collection. ♥️

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lovestogarden

I will measure this one tomorrow @gjones. It is smaller than my other Stapelia.

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lovestogarden

@Annettenoosa, yes! 😂

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lovestogarden

That is the common name ! @kimguy #starfish

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Yollymac

I am sure you would be able to find the whole series. Wait, why not nickname your stapelia with names from the show. 😂

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lovestogarden

Starting to open! #stapelia #hairy #succulent #stinky #stapeliagrandiflora #opening #flowering #blossom #southerncalifornia #california 8 November 2018

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tinaaune

Oooh so cute, looks like little shop of horrors @lovestogarden 😘

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anges

@lovestogarden Great photo ☺

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blasome

Looks like a hairy eyeball@lovestogarden

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awomanonabike

Wow! Spooky!

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gjones

It looks kinda hungry! Great photo!

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lovestogarden

That is what I thought @tinaaune! 😂♥️

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lovestogarden

Thank you @anges 😀♥️

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lovestogarden

@blasome 😂♥️

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lovestogarden

@awomanonabike 😵♥️

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lovestogarden

@gjones 😂 thank you ♥️

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lovestogarden

I thought it had no scent, but it brings the flies. #carrionplant #starfishflower #starfishcactus #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora #fly #pollenator

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kipcott

Is that a tiny tiny raffelisia???

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lovestogarden

Oh, Jacob, I wish! No. It is a Stapelia grandiflora. 😀 @kipcott

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lovestogarden

This beauty has no scent. #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora #succulent #blooming #flower #burgundy

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juliesgarden

Very exotic 👌

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hazec

Wow that flower is amazing

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kimguy

@lovestogarden. . That's a neat plant. I can't believe how big the flower is!🌵

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