Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stapelia leendertziae, Zulu Giant

Stapelia leendertziae
 Zulu Giant showing close-up of flower
This Stapelia is from South Africa and Swaziland where it occurs in poor rocky ground of mountainous regions. The genus Stapelia is named after the 17th century botanist Johannes van Stapel and this species was named to honour Miss Reino Leendertz a botanist from the Transvaal Museum who collected the plant near Heidelberg in 1909. Like the previously mentioned species this one likes to be kept on the dry side and will grow in sun or part shade .
2017 update: I am not sure whether i still have this one as species can look very similar when not in flower.

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