Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Orbea variegata
Common name - Carrion Flower, Aasblom
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Habitat Coastal granite or shale outcrops
Flowering time December - September
Description Mat-forming succulent with clear sap.
The stems have 4 rows of conical tubercles each.
Flower is large, speckled with a raised yellowish brown bowl. The bowl emits a foetid smell attracting carrion flies which act as pollinators.
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