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bikeraljen
Aug 20, 2019 2:42 AM CST
Hi could anyone tell me the name of this cactus & is this a flower growing on it, please
Thanks, Alan Hall .
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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oneeyeluke
Aug 20, 2019 3:26 AM CST
Shoot a photo with the whole plant because its hard to tell.
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bikeraljen
Aug 20, 2019 3:46 AM CST
Wow that was a Quick response ,Thanks Luke Thank You!
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Name: Jayce
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JayZeke
Aug 20, 2019 5:00 AM CST
bikeraljen said:Hi could anyone tell me the name of this cactus & is this a flower growing on it, please
Thanks, Alan Hall .
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Starfish Cactus 😷
Name: Donald
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needrain
Aug 20, 2019 7:24 AM CST
I believe @JayZeke is on the right track.

I think this will be in the Cerapegia group of plants (formerly classified as Stapelia). Yes, those are flower buds which when it blooms will likely have an exotic starfish shape to it. There are a number of these plants that have so-called 'Carrion Blooms' due to their fragrance (or stink, if you like) which attracts flies etc. as pollinators. You can look at photos of these plants in the NGA database here. Just search 'Cerapegia'. Interesting plants.
Donald
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 20, 2019 7:28 AM CST
This looks a lot like Orbea variegata. Please post a pictures with the open bloom?

Well, they call it now Ceropegia mixta!
Starfish Cactus (Ceropegia mixta)
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bikeraljen
Aug 22, 2019 2:39 AM CST
Hurray!
bikeraljen said:Wow that was a Quick response ,Thanks Luke Thank You!
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Birmingham uk
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bikeraljen
Aug 22, 2019 2:41 AM CST
Hurray!
Ursula said:This looks a lot like Orbea variegata. Please post a pictures with the open bloom?

Well, they call it now Ceropegia mixta!
Starfish Cactus (Ceropegia mixta)


Birmingham uk
Region: United Kingdom
bikeraljen
Aug 22, 2019 2:43 AM CST
Hurray! Thank You!
needrain said:I believe @JayZeke is on the right track.

I think this will be in the Cerapegia group of plants (formerly classified as Stapelia). Yes, those are flower buds which when it blooms will likely have an exotic starfish shape to it. There are a number of these plants that have so-called 'Carrion Blooms' due to their fragrance (or stink, if you like) which attracts flies etc. as pollinators. You can look at photos of these plants in the NGA database here. Just search 'Cerapegia'. Interesting plants.



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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Ursula
Aug 22, 2019 6:26 AM CST
Wohoo, Ceropegia mixta!! Lovey dubby
Sorry, in my book it is still the old name - Orbea variegata! Aren't those blooms gorgeous?

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