Stapelia leendertziae N.E. Br.

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Stapelia leendertziae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Stapelia leendertziae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Stapelia leendertziae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names: Bell-stapelia (English) Leendertz's carrion-flower (English)
Status: Native?
Clump-forming succulent perennial, up to 20 cm high. Stems 4-angled or 4-ribbed, tapering at the apex, more or less erect, velvety, grey-green with tuberculate teeth along the angles, tipped with rudimentary leaves. Flowers 1-2, deeply bell-shaped, up to 8 cm long, corolla fused for most of the length, smooth and slightly velvety on the outside, wrinkled and velvety inside, dark maroon-red. Corona raised inside the base of the tube, embedded in long curly hairs. The flowers have a very unpleasant smell.
Notes: Doubtful in Zimbabwe. Only known from one dubious record from the Central Division.
Derivation of specific name: leendertziae: named after Reino Leendertz (Mrs Pott), 1869-1965, botanist at the Transvaal Museum.
Habitat: In rocky places in dry wooded areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe(?), Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Sunday 27 July 2008

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume II Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 476 - 478. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stapelia leendertziae
African Plant Database: Stapelia leendertziae
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stapelia leendertziae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stapelia leendertziae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Stapelia leendertziae
Tropicos: Stapelia leendertziae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Stapelia leendertziae., retrieved 16 January 2018

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