Stapelia asterias

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Stapelia asterias


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Ceropegieae
Subtribus: Stapeliinae
Genus: Stapelia
Species: Stapelia asterias



Stapelia asterias Masson, Stapel. Nov.: 14 (1797).


  • Homotypic
    • Stisseria asterias (Masson) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 421 (1891).
    • Gonostemon asterias (Masson) P.V.Heath, Calyx 1: 17 (1992).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • W. Cape Prov.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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