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Orbea ciliata (Thunb.) L.C.Leach
Kirkia 10(1): 291 1975

Orbea ciliata Photo by: Luiza Ferreira


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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Orbea ciliata (Thunb.) L.C.Leach
Kirkia 10(1): 291 1975
Synonymy: 9

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Starfish Stapelia, Near-white Starfish, Double Crown, Double Cup

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Orbea ciliata group

  • Orbea ciliata (Thunb.) L.C.Leach: has creamy-white flowers with a raised annulusand strongly vibratile hairs which form a fringe along the edge of the corolla lobes. These hairs hardly remain still and move in the slightest breeze.
  • Orbea ciliata var. cristata (P.V.Heath): This is the most common form in cultivation with stem tips often funnel-shaped (cristate) with cup-shaped depressions.

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Orbea ciliata Photo by: Luiza Ferreira
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