Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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Susalie
Mar 23, 2018 5:51 PM CST
Hi. I don't know what this is. My aunt gave me a piece of this plant about 10 yrs ago. She had it in a hanging basket on her back porch. It gets a pink colored flowers on it, in the summer. I leave it outside till frost comes. Then bring it in.
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2018 7:03 PM CST
I'm not sure but it reminds me of Starfish Plant (Ceropegia gigantea)

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Susalie
Mar 24, 2018 6:18 AM CST
Thank you! That's exactly the flowers that bloom. Wrote in down so I won't forget.
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Ursula
Mar 24, 2018 4:07 PM CST
Except that this is not a Ceropegia, but rather Stapelia gigantea.

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Never mind, I seem to remember I asked this before..... Didn't realize those guys are now called Ceropegia. ( .....as synonym. Kew still has Stapelia listed as accepted name. )
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DaisyI
Mar 24, 2018 4:23 PM CST
Thank you Ursula. I agree with you 100% but someone is about to point out to you that The Catalogue of Life seems to have moved Stapelia gigantea to Ceropegia gigantea.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 24, 2018 4:39 PM CST
Yes, I just realized that! Smiling
You know, only a person who never grew either Ceropegias or Stapelias must have done that.

I just checked - The Catalogue of life also lists it as Stapelia gigantea as the accepted name.
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plantladylin
Mar 24, 2018 6:53 PM CST
LOL, I never even noticed the name change! I searched the database for Stapelia gigantea because that's what Susalie's plant reminded me of. It amazes me how plants are being moved from one genus to another anymore; difficult to keep up with all the name changes.

The only plant I knew as Ceropegia is the one below that I grew a number of years back. It's a vine with no visible similarities whatsoever to the Starfish plant that I thought was still considered Stapelia. Blinking
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zuzu
Mar 24, 2018 8:26 PM CST

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The Stapelia genus no longer exists. All of its species have been reclassified as species of Ceropegia. I don't know where you found your information, Ursula, but the Catalogue of Life clearly lists S. gigantea as a synonym. It was a fairly recent change, so you may have been looking at an outdated CoL entry.

http://www.catalogueoflife.org...

Also, I never received notification that you were summoning me in this thread. I see that you edited that post. If you added my name in an edit, the summons would not work.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 24, 2018 8:41 PM CST
Zuzu, sorry! Yes, I must have come across an outdated entry.
I must accept that Genera of Succulents also undergo major changes.This one is a bit tough to swallow though.
I suppose I have to quit using Kew as they disagree.

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zuzu
Mar 24, 2018 8:57 PM CST

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Kew will catch up, Ursula. I think Kew doesn't update as frequently as the CoL. This particular one was a major taxonomic change, involving dozens of genera, including some that had always been difficult to distinguish from one another, at least for me. I no longer have to wonder whether something's a Stapelia or a Huernia, or possibly an Orbea. They're all Ceropegias now. Smiling
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DaisyI
Mar 25, 2018 12:27 AM CST
Well that's just sad.
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