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trigonus II

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PostSubject: A couple of stinkies   Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:12 pm

Here are a couple of my stinkies Laughing

I don't grow many succulents, but I do grow a few of these. I think they are Stapelia sp. & Huernia sp. but not 100% sure on that. ID's appreciated. I also have a large flowered one that has got flower buds on it. I will take pics when it blooms.



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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:21 am

1. Orbea variegata
2. Could be Orbea speciosa...
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:32 am

Cool plants mate. Not the slightest clue for ID.... What mughal said Smile

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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:55 pm

Geez I was totally off on those haha shows how much I know about succulents. I do like the stinkies though, they are pretty cool.

Will post pics of the big one when it blooms.

Thanks mughal!

HN they are quite attractive, in a rotten meat sort of way haha the larger one in the top pic is the smelliest, but hasn't been that bad this time, one year it keep stinking me out every time I went in the greenhouse. Though I have a new greenhouse now, it has better ventilation, so that's probably why they don't reek that much.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:33 pm

They are cool looking flowers. Funny how nature works they stink like rotten neat to attract flies for pollination.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:51 pm

The first one is definitely Orbea variegata - and I think I have the same clone growing in my collection. Mercifully, my one is growing in the garden bed and not in a hanging basket, which seems to keep the smell from wafting around too much.

I absolutely love the flower on the second one!
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:09 pm

I actually noticed a few smaller flies hanging around the large flower the other day. I wonder if they pollinated it?

Are the flowers self sterile?

Or can I pollinate them off the one flower and get some seeds. Hmm I might experiment with cross pollination for a hybrid.

I had a close look at the flowers and to be honest I am stumped. They look so different from regular flowers, cactus or otherwise. I had difficulty recognising which was the stigma and which was the stamen. Usually it's easy as can be. Any clues?

While I had them out inspecting the flowers I had a close sniff of the the Orbea variegata, poo-ee! What a stench. Gotta love these plants.

Haha Lachy, the smell ain't too bad. Bad enough I suppose Laughing The second one has smaller flowers, but they are bristly all over the petals. Pretty bizarre. That one doesn't seem too smell too bad. I can give you a cutting or small plant of that one if you like?
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:23 pm

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I actually noticed a few smaller flies hanging around the large flower the other day. I wonder if they pollinated it?

Are the flowers self sterile?

Or can I pollinate them off the one flower and get some seeds. Hmm I might experiment with cross pollination for a hybrid.

I reckon they either self pollinate or hybridise really readily. I've got seedpods on my O.variegata this season; however they seem to take about six months to form and then withoud warning they rupture, sending a cloud of feathery, dandelion-like seeds drifting across the backyard.

I wonder if in ten years time the neighbourhood will be colonised with these things? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:12 pm

You can easily save the seeds by covering the pods with a stocking right after they start changing their appearance. They'll start turning brownish and look drier.
I have never got a pod of Huernia zebrina yet so I believe they are not self fertile. This year I have got 4 different species and I have my fingers crossed hoping the local insects find a way to pollinate them :-)
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:56 pm

The first is definitely Orbea (Stapelia) Variegata. The second is more likely Huernia hystrix.

The will hybridise and that's why Stapeliads are hard to get good seed for. They are very tough to hand pollinate but every so often you will find seed horns on your plants of unknown parentage!

For the most part they seem to be self sterile, however I have Psuedolithos mccoyi which produces seed horns without even flowering ! And better yet the seed is viable !
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:30 pm

I was mowing the back lawn this morning and I was wondering where all the bluebottle flies were coming from. Then I saw this guy...



My neighbours must love me...
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:25 am

Thats a gorgeous stinky flower
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Nice one Lachy. I think this in the one that I mentioned was going to open soon that I have, still waiting on the bud to open. What is the genus and species?
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:59 pm

I think it is Stapelia grandiflora but it could be a hybrid between S. grandiflora and S. gigantea.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:59 pm

That's a beauty... S. gigantea, right?
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:05 pm

Yeah, I think it is. Not 100% sure though. I can now see that it's open that it is a bit different to the one in your pic. The flower is massive at 30cm from point to point. It has a very....ummm....interesting aroma too Laughing different to the Orbea variegata. It's had the bud forming for a while and has finally opened. There is also another small bud growing.

Over the last couple of weeks since I have posted the first pics, the Orbea has been flowering quite a lot, and let me tell you, my greenhouse really stank. Nice flowers though!
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:36 pm

Well, it looks like the seeds that came from last seasons' O. variegata were viable... when the pods split open they scattered dozens of fluffy seeds across the garden. Whilst weeding the beds today I discovered I now have dozens of seedlings!
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:30 am

sounds familiar lachy i had a prolific o. variegata in perth, it loved that climate. grown in pots it would flower constantly. self fertile, several pods worth of seed wind-dispersed & self-sowed in the ground
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:52 pm

I wouldn't mind doing some stapeliad swapping if anyone's keen.

If you want your stinky plant mind blown, check Martin Heigan's Flickr page: flic.kr/s/aHsiDgXecK

I'm really gunning for a Stapelia flavopurpurea if anyone has one.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:34 am

raincheck, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:48 pm

Unfortunately my S. leendertziae looks like it didn't make it through winter, mostly all of the center stem is turning to mush. Might be able to save a few cuttings if I'm lucky.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of stinkies   Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:37 pm

hope they pull through, mate. Nothing worse after putting so much time/love into em and they turn feral on ya.

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