Huernia ID

karyn1(7a)July 31, 2012

Now that it's in bloom I'm hoping to get an ID. I think it's a huernia but maybe a stapelia, orbea....

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Karyn, I don't have a specific plant for you but because of the raised central disc or annulus, I would say it could be Orbea sp.

http://www.stapeliads.info/serv/core.s3

http://www.asclepiad-exhibition.org/index.html

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 4:39PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

karyn1,
Looks just like the one I purchased from Arid Lands Greenhouses called Stpelia 'Carrion Plant'. The picture looks like it could be Stapelia Grandiflora Variagata.


    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 5:43PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Could be... Stapelia is a synonym for Orbea variegata.

http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/ORBEA/Orbea_variegata/Orbea_variegata/Orbea_variegata.htm

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 5:50PM
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karyn1(7a)

It might be. If I would just stop losing the tags to begin with I wouldn't have these questions. I daresay I lose plant tags more then anyone I know. I used to blame it on my youngest for pulling them out but he hasn't done that in years and I still lose just as many.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 6:36AM
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cactusmcharris

Karyn,

Like cactus, every succulent Asclepiad has several names. I too would agree that it's an Orbea. It's not Stush's plant, but it's close. How much does it smell?

And I do the same with my tags, but my cats haven't yet stopped wrecking havoc upon plant and tag when the plants are inside for the winter.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:19AM
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karyn1(7a)

It doesn't have a strong scent, just mildly putrid. Can an orbea be distinguished by the raised ring?

I have one cat that derives pleasure from knocking an entire pot down and spreading the soil over as large an area as possible. A measly little tag isn't enough for him. Surprisingly my other cat doesn't mess with the plants or plant tags. She's more interested in the chinchillas and sugar gliders.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 10:47AM
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Microthrix(9)

Orbeas cant be distinguished by their rings, as huernia also have raised rings.

And sigh ... the cats ... terrible things they do to cacti ... i have about 15 and they are always running a muke ouside. One of them knocked down my aztekium hintonii, and i had to search for an hour to find it ...

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 2:36PM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

I believe it looks more like Orbea cooperi. If you go to the 1st link bikerdoc (Howard) gave you & check the Orbea section of the database, you can see it there.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 3:12PM
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karyn1(7a)

Possibly, but it's just going to be a NOID orbea for now.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 8:19AM
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