Another term for stapelia.
- The real carrion flowers are Stapelia species, succulent plants from the dryer regions of tropical Africa and India.
- Stapelia spp. are known as carrion flowers, superficially like cacti, but on no way related.
- Known globally as African starfish flowers or locally as carrion flowers, members of the genus Stapelia are usually characterized by their foul-smelling flowers reminiscent of the odour of rotting meat.
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