Stapeliads
"Hidden Treasures of the Desert"

Martin Heigan Stapelia grandiflora macroMartin Heigan Stapelia grandifloraMartin Heigan Stapelia hirsuta var. hirsutaMartin Heigan Stapelia hirsuta var. hirsutaMartin Heigan Huernia zebrina subsp. magnifloraMartin Heigan Macro Stapeliad flower photography

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Stapeliads belong to the Asclepiad plant family (Asclepiadaceae), and the majority are found in the arid regions of South Africa and Madagascar. Some species are however scattered higher up in Africa, and grow as far north as the southern regions of Europe. Due to the remoteness and harsh climates that Stapeliads thrive in, most people aren't fortunate enough to ever see some of the most spectacular flowers on the planet.

I would like to make use of this opportunity to share the beauty of these rare and unusual flowers from the Deserts of South Africa..!

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Digital Macro Photographs of Asclepiads (including Stapeliads, Ceropegias and Hoya) by Martin Heigan.

 

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Macro Camera Equipment:

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