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Stapelia macowanii var.conformis
October 2000

Whenever  I come across small interesting succulents by browsing through the local nurseries, I cannot resist buying  them, even though they are not tagged.
This one was just a small cutting and had a hard time surviving. It took several years to get it to stabilize and to start flowering.This flower measures about 4  inches. It curved back immediately when it opened.
At the moment, there is a major scenting competition going on in the Stapeliad growing area - between my S. hirsuta, which is a very prolific bloomer and this newcomer.

Close up see below