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Stapelia lepida Jacq.
Stapel. Hort. Vindob. Cult. t. 43 1806.

= Orbea lepida (Jacq.) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 13 13 1812.

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

Stapelia lepida (Orbea lepida) Photo by: Luiza Ferreira


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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Orbea variegata (L.) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 40 40 1812.
Synonymy: 95

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Starfish Plant, Starfish Cactus, Toad Plant, Toad Cactus, Carrion Plant, Starfish Flower

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.

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Stapelia lepida (Orbea lepida) Photo by: Luiza Ferreira
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