HyperDic: genus_stapelia

English > 1 sense of the expression genus Stapelia:
NOUNplantgenus Stapeliagenus of foul-smelling plants resembling cacti
English > genus Stapelia: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaninggenus of foul-smelling plants resembling cacti; found from Africa to East India.
Member ofAsclepiadaceae, family Asclepiadaceae, milkweed familywidely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales
MembersStapelias asteriasstapelia of Cape Province having mostly dark red-brown flowers with flat starlike corollas
stapelia, carrion flower, starfish flowerAny of various plants of the genus Stapelia having succulent leafless toothed stems resembling cacti and large foul-smelling (often star-shaped) flowers
Broaderdicot genus, magnoliopsid genusgenus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Spanishgenus stapelia
Catalangenus stapelia

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