Stapelia ambigua

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    Yes, I do know that these flowers can be stinky. This one was removed from the plant before I photographed it and doesn't smell. Stapelia ambigua is the name on the tag with the plant. I don't know if that means that its not a specific Stapelia, although I did find one source ( indicating that Stapelia ambigua is synonymous with Stapelia grandiflora var. grandiflora Masson.

    Neshamah Spirit Art, richard.obiso, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Neshamah Spirit Art 97 months ago | reply

      Cool! in Tucson these enchanting starfish cactus flowers grew in my yard, too!

      fuzzy desert starfish's insides

      pod, opening

      starfish's fuzzy desert cousin

    2. George Dixon 97 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot of the radial rings ( could for a hypnosis commercial too :) ). Beautiful!

    3. Bryan - oz4caster 97 months ago | reply

      very interesting !
      I think I'm getting tunnel vision :)

    4. Stanleyace 97 months ago | reply

      Hypnotise, hypnotise, make this a fav. Great capture !

    5. Hans Olind 97 months ago | reply

      Very nice picture of a fantastic flower!

    6. Mad Blike 97 months ago | reply

      Wow! You have succeeded in creating perspective on this macro photograph! Excellent!

    7. Zelda Wynn 97 months ago | reply

      Gosh, an unusual beautiful flower.

    8. Liisamaria 97 months ago | reply

      Wonderful macro!

      Admired in

      One Flower Per Day.

    9. summerbloomz etc 97 months ago | reply

      Incredible macro shot!

    10. NavjotSingh 97 months ago | reply

      Nice closeup shot.

    11. Vicki's Pics 97 months ago | reply

      It really draws you in. :)

    12. sherijjj 97 months ago | reply

      Wonderful! You captured the detail, beauty and symmetry perfectly.

    13. PhotoPuddle 97 months ago | reply

      Wow, it looks like a tunnel!

    14. gwburke2001 97 months ago | reply

      Excellent macro!
      Thanks for posting to our:
      Macro Monday Thread!

    15. Monceau 72 months ago | reply

      Marvelous! The symmetry, colors and textures are wonderful.

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    17. suey_j 55 months ago | reply

      Lovely patterns and symmetry here.

      Thanks for posting this superb photograph
      to this week's theme "Macro Flower Centres".

      Flower Themes Group.

      Congratulations this wonderful image is a Flower Themes Admin Fave.

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