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Hoodia gordonii flowering in habitat | by Martin_Heigan
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Hoodia gordonii flowering in habitat

Another beautiful large Hoodia gordonii (with plenty new growth) flowering in habitat (close to Vioolsdrif, Northern Cape, South Africa).

 

Local Name: Ghaap

 

Note: This rare slow growing succulent is probably the most famous Southern African Stapeliad due to it's use by the Diet Industry. Hoodia is a natural hunger suppressant and energy booster (ancient wisdom from the Khoisan Bushman of the Kalahari Dessert).

 

More Hoodia photos HERE.

 

Martin

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Taken on March 11, 2009