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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Huernia schneideriana!!!

OK...Here she is! It is a very small flower, has a sort-of starfish shape, but not really! Very unassuming, and a little disappointing to me, really. But good things come in small packages, right??? LOL. I GUESS I can appreciate her beauty!!! I will try to chipper up now, and put on my happy face! Have a lovely Sunday everybody!

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Nice flower! Does it have a smell?
I'm going with the schneideriana. Look at this one. It looks just like yours. The pads and the flower bud looks the same too.

Julie said...

WOW...that is definately my plant, Cindy! I kinda like the name Red Dragon Flower...so it really is a schneideriana! It is so nice to finally know!!! Thanks for that site.

nikkipolani said...

Very dramatic for such a little bloomer!

Ralph said...

That looks like what I knew as a stapelia when I was a kid. Ours had yellowish flowers with maroon speckles and smelled bad

Stapeliad said...

Congrats! Mine looked like that too. It smelled like old moldy gym socks.

:)

Rosemarie said...

Woohoo! It's a gorgeous red bloomer! I'm glad to see the name panned out.

Teri C said...

It looks like some kind of cactus flower but I can't tell you which one. It IS a beauty though!

Ralph said...

Except for the flower, it looks like what I knew as stapelia in high school. It had yellow flowers with maroon spots and smelled bad.

Kelly said...

Wow, that's a great flower. Does is smell good or bad? I know Staplias have stinky flowers that attract flies.

No Rain said...

This is a lot prettier than some Huernia flowers. Their habit of having flowers down near the bottom of the stems is interesting. I wonder why they do that. I've never read anything on the reason--and there's always a reason!
Aiyana

Julie said...

Kelly-I did not smell any odor from this flower!

Aiyana- Yes, this is a strange thing. I noticed it on the photos I found online too (regarding the flowers).

Donna said...

Oh neat, it opened! It sure is pretty. I need to get myself one of these plants. I just love the little starfish shaped flowers.