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Stapelia variegata L.
Sp. Pl. 1: 217 217 1753.
Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Orbea variegata (L.) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 40 40 1812.

Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Orbea variegata (L.) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 40 40 1812.
Synonymy: 95
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Starfish Plant, Starfish Cactus, Toad Plant, Toad Cactus, Starfish Flower, Carrion Plant
CHINESE (中文): 牛角, 国章, 犀牛角
RUSSIAN (Русский): Стапелия варьирующая

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Orbea variegata group

  • Orbea lepida (Jacq.) Haw.: flower 5-7 cm Ø, patterned with chocolate or purple blotches on a greenish-yellow background. Corolla rugose, annulus yellow speckled with dark spots. Distribution: Eastern Cape
  • Orbea variegata (L.) Haw.: flowers very much smaller, corolla sulphur-yellow with purple-brown dots with a paler circular bulge (or annulus) around the corona scattered with smaller purple spots.


11572 cactus-art Cactus Art
Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Cactus Art
22569 raffa Raffa C. Garcia
Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Raffa C. Garcia

26806 frikkie Frikkie Hall
Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Frikkie Hall
26807 frikkie Frikkie Hall
Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Frikkie Hall

11565 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
11571 cactus-art Cactus Art
A very rare double flowering form (Photo by Brian ) (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Cactus Art

19980 julio Julio C. García
Stapelia variegata (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Julio C. García
11568 cactus-art Cactus Art
Unripe pod (Photo by Jan Gielkens ) (Orbea variegata) Photo by: Cactus Art

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