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    Post by Joy on Sat 11 Jan 2014, 9:08 am

    This stapelia gigantea flower is a huge surprise in more ways tha one. Firstly it is an enormous flower about 30cms across & has a huge, slowly developing bud. How on earth I missed seeing it develop ie a total mystery to me. As I look in this area almost daily I do not know how I missed seeing it.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 11 Jan 2014, 9:08 am

    The flies love it especially the large blowflies although smaller ones appear also. There were several on it at once but most flew away when I took these pics.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Jan 2014, 3:19 pm

    The wilting of the enormous flower of the stapelia gigantea has revealed two more unseen buds growing.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 2:11 pm

    These two stapelia gigantea buds grew very quickly. One opened up yesterday & the second started to open today. A fly is already visiting the partially opened bud.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 2:13 pm

    Stapelia gigantes flowers.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 2:14 pm

    The second stapelia gigantes flower now fully open complete with flies. They do love the aroma from these flowers.



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    Post by Joy on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 2:16 pm

    Stapelia gigantea flowers.

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    Post by Guest on Thu 03 Jul 2014, 10:01 pm

    Beautiful!!!!!   'Stinky'.....but BEAUTIFUL!!!   :good:  :clap:  :good:
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    Post by Joy on Fri 04 Jul 2014, 7:14 am

    Thanks Sanctuary, we love it.  :D  Fortunately it is further from the back door than the other stapelia so we avoid its stink. This can be a problem at times though as I can sometimes miss its flowering. Hard to imagine really as the buds are huge & the flowers are 30cms across.  :laugh:

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