Comment concerning Ceropegia: Ceropegia or Stapelia?

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As a comment about Ceropegia, terrafirma wrote:

These resemble cacti, with clumps of four-sided spineless stems, but they actually are perennial succulents. The flowers appear in summer, and are large, very fleshy, and shaped like a five-pointed star. I've heard it said that they smell like carrion, yet I've not found it to be so overpowering that it is offensive. They need a cool dry period in the winter months, when they should be protected from frost. They tolerate extreme heat very well.
Name: Ursula
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Feb 22, 2018 9:34 PM CST
I am just wondering, you are describing Stapelia blooms, not those of Ceropegia. But then this Ceropegia category also contains pictures of Stapeliads.
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Feb 22, 2018 10:01 PM CST
They are both Asclepiads but I agree, Ursula. The description applies to the Stapeliads in my limited experience.
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