Orbea variegata

Family Apocynaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesAfrican Carrion Flower, Carrion Flower, Carrion-flower, Gilgai Weed, Stapelia, Star Flower, Starfish Cactus, Toad Cactus, Toadplant
SynonymsStapelia variegata L.; Stapelia variegata var. brevicornis N.E. Br.; Stisseria variegata (L.) Kuntze
Growth formSucculent, Herb
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)0.1
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAfrica
Exotic range (Australia)WA, SA, QLD, NSW
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Scrublands/shrublands, Rangelands, Garden escape
Soil type (exotic)Alkaline (Calcareous), Gravel/stony
Decade of introduction1960

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 300280343041030
RCP 8.5 2050 300300283061230
RCP 8.5 2070 300280263481426

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information