Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Stapelia orbea variegata lepida
Orbea lepida (syn= Stapelia lepida) is a fleshy-stemmed, perennial succulent member of the Asclepiadaceae family very like Orbea variegata, but the branches are green not glaucescent, and its flowers are very much smaller and have a different appearance. Pedicels usually twin. Corolla greenish yellow to sulphur-yellow with purple-brown dots with a paler circular bulge (or annulus) around the corona scattered with smaller purple spots. Outer branch of inner corona subulate acute inner one obtuse. However it is hard to tell apart one from the other by body characteristic. In accordance with the variability of the species Orbea lepida is invalid and nowadays considered as a synonym of Orbea variegata.
Habit: Compactly branched, glabrous in all parts, it form small clumps or mats.
Stems: 5-7.5 cm long, 8-10 mm thick, glabrous.
**Flowers:*** 1-2 together near the base of the stems, successively developed. Pedicels 18-25 mm long. Sepals 4-5 mm long, ovate, acute or acuminate. Corolla rather small, about 3.5-4 cm in diameter, with a distinct annulus on the disk; inner face transversely rugose on the lobes, granulate-tuberculate on the annulus, glabrous and not ciliate, sulphur-yellow, covered with rather small irregularly scattered dark purple-brown spots, without intermingling lines, those on the paler annulus smaller than those on the lobes, which are about 12 mm long, broadly ovate, acute; annulus with a recurved-spreading acute margin. Outer corona-lobes 3 mm long, 1.5-2 mm broad, oblong, emarginate or bifid, sometimes with a minute tooth at the base of the notch, very pale, greenish or greenish-yellow, with or without a central suffused and dotted stripe extending to about 2/3 of the way up or some dots around the teeth. Inner corona-lobes 2-horned, pale yellow or greenish, with or without purple-brown dots; inner horn 3-3.5 mm long, erect, recurving at the slightly clavate apex; outer horn ascending-spreading, half as long as the inner or shorter, subulate.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Stapelia lepida
Common Name Starfish flower
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Yellow(daek red center)
Genus Stapelia
Growth Habit Hailing, trailing
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 6 in. tall, 4 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Variegated Succulent
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, heat tolerant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Unique flower
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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Stapelia orbea variegata lepida

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Orbea lepida (syn= Stapelia lepida) is a fleshy-stemmed, perennial succulent member of the Asclepiadaceae family very like Orbea variegata, but the branches are green not glaucescent, and its flowers are very much smaller and have a different appearance. Pedicels usually twin. Corolla greenish yellow to sulphur-yellow with purple-brown dots with a paler circular bulge (or annulus) around the corona scattered with smaller purple spots. Outer branch of inner corona subulate acute inner one obtuse. However it is hard to tell apart one from the other by body characteristic. In accordance with the variability of the species Orbea lepida is invalid and nowadays considered as a synonym of Orbea variegata.
Habit: Compactly branched, glabrous in all parts, it form small clumps or mats.
Stems: 5-7.5 cm long, 8-10 mm thick, glabrous.
**Flowers:*** 1-2 together near the base of the stems, successively developed. Pedicels 18-25 mm long. Sepals 4-5 mm long, ovate, acute or acuminate. Corolla rather small, about 3.5-4 cm in diameter, with a distinct annulus on the disk; inner face transversely rugose on the lobes, granulate-tuberculate on the annulus, glabrous and not ciliate, sulphur-yellow, covered with rather small irregularly scattered dark purple-brown spots, without intermingling lines, those on the paler annulus smaller than those on the lobes, which are about 12 mm long, broadly ovate, acute; annulus with a recurved-spreading acute margin. Outer corona-lobes 3 mm long, 1.5-2 mm broad, oblong, emarginate or bifid, sometimes with a minute tooth at the base of the notch, very pale, greenish or greenish-yellow, with or without a central suffused and dotted stripe extending to about 2/3 of the way up or some dots around the teeth. Inner corona-lobes 2-horned, pale yellow or greenish, with or without purple-brown dots; inner horn 3-3.5 mm long, erect, recurving at the slightly clavate apex; outer horn ascending-spreading, half as long as the inner or shorter, subulate.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Stapelia lepida
Common Name Starfish flower
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Yellow(daek red center)
Genus Stapelia
Growth Habit Hailing, trailing
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 6 in. tall, 4 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Variegated Succulent
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, heat tolerant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Unique flower
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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