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ASCLEPIADS (STAPELIADS) - We are growing so many members of this group that we now list them separately.

Disclaimer:  Unfortunately many of the Stapeliads look so similar that they can only be told apart when in flower.  Additionally, they hybridize readily.  We do our best to make sure the plants offered are what they are supposed to be.  We cannot be sure that seedlings from open pollinated seed are pure until they flower.  Rooted cuttings are pretty much guaranteed to be correct.

Baynesia lophophora - #8799 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - short, pencil-thick reddish-green stems clustering from the base, small red flowers with white center, no fragrance

Caralluma europeae NEW - #8598 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - stout low-growing gray-green stems, clusters of " reddish flowers with tan bands around the center

*Duvalia aff. elegans RH 533 - #9155 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - low short dark green stem, " flowers with lots of hairs on edges, flowers vary from light to dark purple, cuttings from open pollinated seedlings

*D. angustiloba - #8957 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (Karoo National Park) low-growing olive green stems, brown and white flowers less than " across

*D. pillansii - #9334 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - low shiny dark green stems, " purple flowers with white center, smell of sweet latex

Echidnopsis cereiformis ERT13 - #9027 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - dark green upright pencil-thick stems with minute tubercles reminiscent of a corn cob, small yellow flowers borne near the stem tips

E. cereiformis (brown-flowered) - #8919 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - dark green upright pencil-thick stems with minute tubercles reminiscent of a corn cob, small brown to orange flowers near the stem tips

*E. nubica - #9254 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - dark green upright stems about the thickness of a pencil, fairly smooth stem, very small brown flowers

*E. squamulata - #8923 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - dark shiny green stems hang down or dip into the soil and re-root, flowers reminiscent of tiny Japanese Eggplants: dark purple with narrow openings

Fockea edulis - #7062 - 3"pot - $7.00 - vining stems with green leaves from warty white tuberous caudex which can grow quite large in time, making an attractive specimen

Hoodia gordonii - #7186 - 2"pot - $5.00 - seedlings, upright spiny blue-green stems starting to branch from the base, 2" pinkish-tan flowers borne near stem tips

Huernia aspera - #9084 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - shiny dark green stems, reddish in strong light, maroon flower hangs down

H. bayeri - #8060 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - thin upright green stems, " yellow flower with dark purple bits in center

H. boleana - #8924 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (Ethiopia) 1" tan flowers mottled with purple and lightly covered with raised bumps, green stems grow fairly long and hang down

H. concinna Bar11634 - #8964 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - upright light green stems, light yellow flower with small maroon spots

H. hystrix ssp. parvula - #9023 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (RSA, KwaZulu-Natal) thin horizontal purple/green stems, " tan flowers with red dots and lots of raised teeth

H. insigniflora - #9028 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - green stems, ~1" flower, greenish yellow petals, slightly raised reddish annulus

H. keniensis Barad 11548 - #8969 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - thin green stems, "-wide maroon flowers with dense teeth on petals and throat

*H. levyi (Linden 85-1072) - #8806 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - short upright olive green stems, 1"-long bell-shaped flower, yellowish with maroon spots

*H. macrocarpa v. schweinfurthii - #8808 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - upright green stems with purplish tips, maroon "-wide flowers

H. pendula - #8807 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - "-thick light green hanging stems with down-pointing dark maroon "-wide flowers

*H. 'Pink Eye' - #9307 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - short upright green stems, "-wide flowers, rough pink to red petals, white throat, red bits in center

H. procumbens - #9202 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - long light green stems tend to hang, "-wide flowers with raised reddish anulus, long pointed petals

*H. 'Sea Cucumber' - #9374 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - H. keniensis hybrid, reddish flower with raised annulus and reflexed petals with many raised teeth

*H. somalica - #8933 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - short green stems with long teeth and purple mottling, 1" flower with large raised red annulus, yellowish petals

*H. 'Speckled Jim' - #9308 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - H. keniensis hybrid, ~1" flowers yellowish mottled with maroon, covered with short teeth, petals fold back

H. stapelioides - #8947 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (Botswana) upright dark green 4-angled stems, " tan flowers with dense red bands and dense short raised teeth

*H. 'Super Z' - #9479 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - our H. zebrina hybrid #3, 1"+ flower with large shiny brown raised annulus, yellow petals with bold brown bands

xHuervalia 'Raspberry Tart' - #9502 - 2"pot seedling - $5.00 - these are individual seedlings from the hand-pollinated cross of Huernia 'Bronx Cheer' x Duvalia pillansii, those that have flowered seem to be quite uniform and produce an almost 1" flat liver-colored flower with the same sweet latex scent of their Duvalia father

*xLuckhoffia buekmannii NEW - #7246 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (= x Hoodiapelia buekmannii) wild hybrid of a Hoodia and Stapelia, spiny, eventually hanging gray-green spiny stems, large liver-colored flowers that smell like dirty diapers

Matelea cyclophylla - #5767 - 3"pot - $9.00 - (=Gonolobus cyclophyllus) Mexican caudiciform with corky tan caudex similar in appearance to Dioscorea, vines in summer with heart-shaped leaves and green or purple flowers

Orbea comutata - #9011 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - attractive toothy light gray-green stem with purple mottling, " velvety red-brown flowers smell like kalamata olives

O. dummeri - #8932 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - green stems with purple mottling, 1" green flower with long spines on petals

O. halipedicola - #9358 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - thin toothy light green stems, dark yellow flower with bold maroon dots, maroon hairs on margins, flower often borne on the ground, smells of fish flakes

O. lutea ssp. vaga - #8931 - 2"potRC - $5.00 - upright soft gray-green stems, clusters of 2" rusty red flowers that smell like something dead on the seashore

*O. melanantha - #7433 - 2"potRC - $5.00 - thick, soft, gray-green stems, clusters of 2" dark red-brown flowers with strong smell of something dead

O. paradoxa IB11011 - #8950 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (RSA, Foot-Cecil Mack's Pass) soft gray-green stems with long teeth and purple mottling, " flower, whitish petals, purple spots, purple hairs on leaf edges

O. semitubiflora - #8930 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - upright purple mottled gray-green stems, clusters of small velvety purple flowers borne at stem tips

O. semota ssp. orientalis - #8952 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Prov.) stems with long soft teeth, light purple mottling, 1" brownish-red flowers with hairs on edges

O. speciosa DP3912 - #8975 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - (KwaZulu-Natal) thin light green stems sucker from below ground, yellow flowers with maroon spots and maroon hairs on edges, smell like fish flakes

O. variegata - #8390 - 3"pot- $6.00 - seedlings, pencil-thick light green stems bear 2" smelly mottled cream and maroon flowers

*O. variegata 'Pale Horse' - #9485 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - thin light green stems, 2" flower with yellow petals with light maroon spots, center is paler than petals

*O. verrucosa x O. cooperi? - #9157 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - soft toothy green stems mottled with purple, 1"-wide liver and yellow flowers

Petopentia natalensis (ASCLEPIADACEAE) - #7659 - 3"pot - $7.00 - caudiciform from South Africa, vining brown stems with shiny dark green leaves with purple undersides, teardrop-shaped brown caudex can eventually grow quite large

*Piaranthus cornutus DT4893 - #8979 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - short low-growing stems, ~" flowers, yellow and reddish petals covered with short dense bristles, orange and red center

*Pseudolithos mccoyi NEW - #9492 - 2"pot - $10.00 - rarely available seedlings of this dwarf species from Oman, clustering thin rough brown stems, minute brown flower borne near the stem tips, needs heat in winter, LIMIT 5

Raphionacme flanaganii - #6965 - 3"pot - $7.00 - caudiciform from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, vining stems with slightly fuzzy green leaves from fat white root, can be raised when larger for bonsai-like display

Stapelia asterias - #9229 - 2"potRC - $5.00 - upright fuzzy green stems, 2"-wide shiny purple-brown flowers with white hairs on edges, pretty stinky

*S. 'Berlinensis' - #8077 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - unknown hybrid origin, short upright dark green stems bear 2" blackish-purple flowers

S. flavopurpurea - #8456 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - upright green stems with purple mottling, 1" flowers with purple center, petals are yellowish with raised ridges, honey-like fragrance

S. leendertziae - #9464 - 2"potRC - $5.00 - stout upright fuzzy green stems, 5"-long bell-shaped liver-colored flowers are very smelly, odd short and curly hairs in the throat

S. olivacea - #8997 - 2"potRC - $4.00 - attractive thin upright stems, green mottled with white and purple, 1" fuzzy dark purple flowers

*S. paniculata ssp. scitula - #8735 - 2"potRC - $5.00 - upright stems become quite thin when mature, purple-red flowers with raised ridges across petals and white hairs on edges, light carrion scent

*Whitesloania crassa NEW - #9003 - 1"tall seedling - $10.00 - very rare in its native Somalia, still uncommon in cultivation, gray 4-angled stems with some purple mottling, 1" tan flowers with reddish spots borne at the base of the plant, growing tip: keep roots warm in winter and don't plant any deeper than it was originally (look for soil line), LIMIT 5

W. crassa (grafted) NEW - #9516 - $10.00 - these seedlings have been grafted on 3"-tall Hoodia gordonii, they are much easier to keep than those on their own roots

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