Horticulture in the Desert

a place to share and learn about plants in the Sonoran Desert

This flower smells like rotting meat…..

Posted by VT Jenny on October 16, 2008

Stapelia sp. are a unique plant that has a fleshy flower that smells like rotten meat to attract flies to pollinate it.

This last one is a different genus Huernia. Check out the fly on the flower.

Photos of different flowers of Stapelia

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