Stapelia grandiflora

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Stapelia grandiflora
Stapelia grandiflora


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 grandiflora
Varieties: S. g. var. conformis – S. g. var. grandiflora



Stapelia grandiflora Masson, Stapel. Nov. 13. t. 11. 1797.


  • Homotypic
    • Gonostemon grandiflorus (Masson) P.V.Heath, Calyx 1(1): 17.1992.
    • Stisseria grandiflora (Masson) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 421. 1891.
    • Ceropegia grandiflora (Masson) Bruyns, S. African J. Bot. 112: 422 (2017).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, Free State, Lesotho, Northern Provinces
    • Introduced into:
      • India

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Carrion flower
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