Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: ID this crazy huernia? orbea? stapelia?

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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Nov 30, 2014 6:43 AM CST
I found this little guy lurking among other succulents in a greenhouse at my favorite nursery...this little arm fell off REALLY easily, very fragile. The flower is teenie tiny, maybe the diameter of my pinky fingernail. The stalk is rubbery smooth and the "thorns" are not spiky at all. Never seen it before. It's readily growing roots.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 30, 2014 9:53 AM CST
We have that one at the Botanical Garden where I work. Very delicate. Thumbs up
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Nov 30, 2014 3:46 PM CST
Ah, do you know what it is, exactly? Confused Are you able to find out? Thanks!!!! :D
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 30, 2014 4:08 PM CST
I'm pretty sure we have it as Huernia sp.
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Nov 30, 2014 4:44 PM CST
The body of it just looks so much like this: http://www.succulentguide.com/cactus/?genus=Orbea&species=co...
but without a pic of the flower I'm not confident...?
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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Dec 1, 2014 5:00 AM CST
Also, the flower isn't stinky....does that make a difference in ID?
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Stush2019
Dec 1, 2014 8:41 PM CST
I have one almost the same. It's flower smells like oranges. The flower is larger on mine. Stalks look the same but it is larger than any Orgea I own. Name; Orbea schweinfurthii. I just got it last year and it hasn't flowered for me yet.



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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals Xeriscape
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karmatree
Dec 2, 2014 6:11 AM CST
Ah yes! That's the one. Update on flower smell: As of yesterday, the flower changed smells from that subtle orange smell to a very stinky garbage/soured fruit smell!!! Yuck! My 6 year old asked, "Why do you like garbage flowers so much?" Cause they're so cool!!!
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