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Stapelia hirsuta var. hirsuta flower from the Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Note: Hirsuta means hairy.

 

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Stapelia schinzii var. schinzii macro photograph. Stapeliads are succulents from the deserts of Namibia.

 

More Stapelia schinzii photos HERE.

 

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Another beautiful large florific Hoodia gordonii flowering in habitat (Noordoewer, close to the Orange River, 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).

 

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More Hoodia photos HERE.

 

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A macro photograph of a small Stapelia flavopurpurea flower (found North-East of Witputz, Namibia, Africa)

 

Field No: PVB 7198

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

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A macro photograph of the Corona of a Tromotriche pedunculata ssp. pedunculata flower from Namaqaland, Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

Note: Before reclassification Tromotriche pedunculata was known as Tridentea pedunculata.

 

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More Tromotriche photos HERE.

 

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Stapelia flavopurpurea flower (Corona) in the last rays of sunlight.

 

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More Stapelia flavopurpurea photos HERE.

 

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A macro photograph of a Ceropegia monteroiae flower (a small form of Ceropegia sandersonii).

 

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More Ceropegia photos HERE.

 

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A macro photograph of the "corona" & "annulus" of Huernia quinta var. quinta (a small South Africa Stapeliad succulent flower).

 

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A macro photograph of one of the many beautiful clones of Tromotriche revoluta (from Kalkgat, North of van Rhyn's Pass , Western Cape, South Africa).

 

Field Number: PVB 6021

 

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A macro photograph of the Annulus of a Huernia transvaalensis flower from Magaliesburg,

North-West Province, South Africa.

 

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A macro photograph of the very tiny flower of Notechidnopsis tessellata (a Stapeliad from the Knersvlakte, Nieuwoudtville Plateau, Northern Cape. South Africa).

 

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A macro photograph of a Duvalia corderoyi flower (distributed widley in the Northern Cape, Karoo and Free State, South Africa).

 

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A macro photograph of a small Stapelia flavopurpurea flower (a Stapeliad succulent from Namibia) in the last rays of afternoon sunlight.

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

More Stapelia flavopurpurea photos HERE.

 

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A macro photograph of the small flower of Ceropegia monteroiae (a small form of Ceropegia sandersonii) growing under a tree in my backyard.

 

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A macro photograph of a tiny Duvalia caespitosa subsp. caespitosa flower (found East of Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa).

 

Field Number: PVB 6894

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

Photographed at the Greenhouse of John Kloppers.

 

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A macro photograph of a Ceropegia monteroiae flower in my backyard. The last rays of sun are creating the illusion of a "Smiley Face".

 

Ceropegia monteroiae is a small form of Ceropegia sandersonii.

 

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More Ceropegia monteroiae photos HERE.

 

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A macro photograph of a Ceropegia cimiciodora flower and buds (an Asclepiad from Zoutpansberg, Limpopo Province, South Africa).

 

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A closing Stapelia engleriana flower that grows South of Victoria West, Northern Cape; South Africa.

 

Note: When the flower starts closing, the petals unroll again and the flower loses its gloss.

 

Field Number: PVB 6676

 

Photographed at the Greenhouse of John Kloppers.

 

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A macro photograph of a very tiny Pectinaria articulata subsp. asperiflora flower (a South African Stapeliad). The flower is not much larger than the head of a match stick.

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

More photos of Pectinaria articulata subsp. asperiflora .

 

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A macro photograph of a Stapelia engleriana flower from the Northern Cape, South Africa..

 

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A macro photo of a small Stapelia glanduliflora flower from Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

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Tiny Duvalia corderoyi flowers from Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

Field Number: PB 7786

 

Photographed at the Greenhouse of John Kloppers.

 

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Stapelia rubiginosa flowers (from Modderfontein, Northern Cape, South Africa).

 

Photographed at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Poortview, South Africa.

 

Field Number: RN 657 / MPH 0071

 

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A macro photograph of a very tiny Pectinaria articulata subsp. asperiflora flower (a South African Stapeliad).

 

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More Pectinaria photos HERE.

 

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Macro HD-SLR videography of Blow flies pollinating a Stapelia hirsuta var. hirsuta flower (from the Laingsburg area in the "Great Karoo", Western Cape, South Africa).

 

Note: hirsuta means hairy.

 

Stapeliad flowers attract flies for pollination. It is a game of trickery and deception, as the flies are fooled in believing that the flower is a good host for the little maggots to feed on. The flower is obviously not really food, and like most desert flowers the flower only lasts 2-3 days. The maggots will pay the price and starve.

 

The decided to leave the natural ambient background sounds from the wild birds in my garden. The Red-billed Woodhoopoes and Crested Barbets are making the loudest racket.

 

Camera: Nikon D7000 D-SLR

Lens: AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Original Resolution: Full HD 1080

Frame Rate: 24p

Uploaded as: 1024x576 (16:9) MP4

Audio: Rode VideoMic

 

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A macro photograph of a tiny Pectinaria longipes flower (found North East of Montagu, Little Karoo; Western Cape, South Africa).

 

Field Number: D 1333

 

Photographed at the Greenhouse of John Kloppers.

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

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Here is a habitat photograph of the very rare subspecies of Pectinaria longipes:

Pectinaria longipes subsp. villetii

 

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Endangered Orbea paradoxa (South African Stapeliad) flowers.

 

A number of plants were rescued by the National Botanical Institute of South Africa, when their natural habitat was destroyed by the construction of the Jozini Dam. Orbea paradoxa is now on the Endangered Species "Red Data List" in South Africa.

 

The Orbea paradoxa plants in this photograph, is now part of an ex situ conservation programme at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Poortview, South Africa.

 

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Hoodia pilifera X Hoodia gordonii hybrid flower - Corona Macro.

 

Note: "Corona" (Latin) means "Crown".

 

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A macro photograph (focusing on the Corona of) Orbea macloughlinii, a Stapeliad flower from Lothana, South Africa.

 

Filed Number: DGA Styles s/n GSIS 28/06

 

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A macro photograph of the Corona of Stapelia grandiflora, a Stapeliad flower from the Bashee River, South Africa.

Field Number: DGA Styles 3076

 

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A macro photograph of a Stapelia hirsuta flower bud opening.

 

Winter, June 2007, South Africa.

 

Note: "hirsuta" means hairy.

 

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Huernia barbata ssp. barbata flower found West of Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Field Number: PVB 4221

 

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Photographed at the Greenhouse of John Kloppers.

 

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A macro photograph of the Corona of a small Stapelia glanduliflora (a Stapeliad flower from Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa).

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

Martin

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A macro photograph focusing on the Corona (Crown) structure of a small Duvalia corderoyi flower (opening) from the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

 

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Martin

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Orbea macloughlinii flower from Lothana, South Africa.

 

Field Number: DGA Styles s/n GSIS 28/06

 

Martin

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A macro photograph of the Corona of a Huernia transvaalensis flower (found in the area of the Hartebeespoort Dam and Hennops River, North-West Province (Transvaal), South Africa).

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

More Huernia photos HERE.

 

Martin

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A macro photograph of a Stapelia hirsuta flower bud opening.

 

Winter, June 2007, South Africa.

 

Note: "hirsuta" means hairy.

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

Martin

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