Identification: 30 year old succulent blooms!! Help me ID?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by powerofmum, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. powerofmum

    powerofmum Member

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    This plant is over 30 years old. We do not know the name... Can you help?
    The flower was deep purple and star shaped when it opened.
    Thanks!!
     

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  2. Bluewing

    Bluewing Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Huernia schneiderana.
     
  3. edleigh7

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    Either that or Stapelia...

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  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Spellcheck for web searches: Huernia schneideriana.
     
  5. markinwestmich

    markinwestmich Active Member

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    The specific species may be difficult to identify without seeing the flower, as the stapeliad group is a large one with many hybrids. For example, this site http://www.shoalcreeksucculents.com/stapeliads.html has many varieties, but is still a small representation of the group. Perhaps you can recognize yours amongst the photos on this web page.

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  6. Cereusly Steve

    Cereusly Steve Active Member

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    It IS Huernia schneideriana. Its very common in cultivation.


    Look at the faded flower. It has the typical "Huernia points"!!!
     
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    Steve, can you tell me what the major differences are between the 2, as I often get them mixed up.

    Ed
     

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