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  Welcome is a website dedicated to a group of plants often referred to as "Stapeliads".

These organisms, belonging to the botanic family of Asclepiadaceae (or Apocynaceae, according to some taxonomers), display remarkarble and unique characters such as stem succulency, stunning corolla shapes and decorations and odors ranging from the sweetest scent to the most deadly carrion smell.

If this is the first time visiting our website you might want to
take a look to the site guide.

Important: this website has been developed around 2005 and following years. It is, in other words, ancient. Expect bugs and inconsistencies. If wish to contribute with an idea or highlight a bug use the
contact form, thanks.

Have a nice day.
March 13th, 2023: (Wow) After almost two decades of service, is moving to a new server. The old server was way too old and maintenance was nearly impossible. Please stay tuned until we try to move this old hero to new technologies. Hopefully the downtimes will be very low. More on this as the migration will be complete.

December 1st, 2008: Collection by Dennis de Kock : Dennis de Kock, one of the most well known experts studying stapeliads and Ceropegia, has sent a big contribution to, with an article and 400 unique images. Read the article now!

October 29th, 2011: Darrel Plowes sent us a new stapeliad checklist representing his idea of the current status of stapeliad taxonomy.

Many thanks go to Dennis and Darrel from the whole community of is being built and maintained on a volunteer effort basis and is not backed up by any funds or sponsor yet.
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