Stapelia gigantea N. E. Br.
- Common Name: Giant Toad Plant, Zulu Giant
- Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Description: Well known clustering succulent having deeply ribbed, fat stems 10-20 cm high, toothed along angles, silky olive green and velvety, with gigantic flowers to 20cm or more across, pale yellow with transverse crimson lines, varialbe in color, with forms more reddish, and covered with purplish or crimson hairs; exuding an offensive odor which attracts its chief pollinator - the fly.
- Accession # 198502824
- Source: Glen-loise
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 2203 - XER:Spiny Thicket/Socotra/S Africa
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 05-08-2023
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid I
- Order: Gentianales
- Family: Apocynaceae
- SubFamily: Asclepiadoideae
- Tribe: Ceropegieae
- SubTribe: Stapeliinae
- Exotica by AB Graf
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Last accessed on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
- WCSP (2016). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Last accessed on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
- Image #00 (cropped) & #02 (original) by Gilbert8888 at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Last accessed on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
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