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succulent flowers look like exotic starfish!

Stapelia flavopurpurea: A sweet starfish flower By Mark Dimmitt (The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society) ~ via Stapelia flavopurpurea: A sweet starfish flower

Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh.

Repellant Beauty ~ Corpse Flower - Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh.

Stapelia leendertziae

Stapelia leendertziae

Stapelia hirsuta                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Stapelia hirsuta, common name starfish flower or carrion plant, is a species of flowering plant belonging to the family Apocynaceae.

stapelianthus madagas-cariensis from madagascar. grow in greenhouse where not hardy. rarely affected by pests & diseases: cacti & other succulents

Flores de suculentas que te sorprenderán y encantarán

Stapelianthus madagascariensis from Madagascar. Grow in greenhouse where not hardy. Rarely affected by pests & diseases. Plant Category: cacti & other succulents by isrc

I have 2 of these.  Now I know what they are!! Huernia

"Huernia zebrina, milkweed family" Missy Birgit thinks this may be a tropical.

I used to have several plants in this species and the flowers are unusual and they often smell strangely like rotting meat, an adaptation to attract flies in a place with few other pollinators.  Stapelia variegata, or Star flower.

"Starflower," "Starfish Flower" or just "Carrion Flower," named for the luscious scent

Stapelia Grandiflora Ambiguasmall

Starfish Succulent ~ Stapelia blossom ~ My parents had one of these. I member the bloom being much larger than this one. Note: Bloom has a "fishy" odor.