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Re: a friend looking for a plant id

This looks like a Asclepiad of some sort.  I have one with a lifesaver
around the center, Huernia zebrina ssp zebrina.

See   http://www.cactus-mall.freeserve.co.uk/stapelia/picturef.html and
check  Stapelia, Stapelianthus, and Stapeliopsis, or
http://www.succulent-plant.com/stapelia.html or
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/chris.moore30444/Stapelia_a-h.htm.  Took me
forever to identify mine.


---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Cc: "jim singer" <jsinger@IGC.ORG>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 6:08 PM
Subject: [CHAT] a friend looking for a plant id

> Hello all...
> I got this picture and message from Island Jim.... the picture can me
> found at
> http://www.illianagardenpond.org/jimsphotos.htm
> It is the first entry, jims unidentified cactus flower.
> Here is his message....
> <snip>
> To paraphrase Joe Cocker "maybe with a little bit of help from my
> friends"
> I'll be able to figure out what the cactus in the attached picture is.
> It
> was planted with three Madagascar palms in a large pot. Because the
> Madagascar palms are really beginning to take off [the largest one is
> branching at long last], we decided today to remove and repot the
> cactus.
> And lo and behold it was blooming! The bloom is no bigger than a penny.
> It rained at least once every day in August except yesterday. Sometimes
> it
> rained all day long; sometimes it rain for only an hour or so. It is
> pouring right now.
> <end snip>
> So-- anyone know it?
> Donna
> Where it is also still raining....
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