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Genera of the month Stapelia, Huernia, Orbeopsis
Succulents in the Stapelia group tend to have very interesting flowers which also have a bad (putrid) smell. The smell is intended to attract flies which are the main pollinators. Some flowers are hairy which apparently is meant to replicate the fur of an animal, presumably a dead animal in this case. The stems of the different species in the different genera (e.g. genus Stapelia, Orbeopsis, Orbea, Stapelianthus, Huernia among others) can superficially look very similar. It is when the flowers appear that you can really appreciate the plants you have. This is a collage of some of the Stapelias, Orbeopsis and Huernias that have flowered in our collection this year.