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- n. Plural form of stapelia.
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Now we're prepared: When they bloom, our stapelias - four of them now - go outdoors to bask near Joe's carnivorous plant collection.
In Europe, it became the fashionable thing to have a collection of stapelias in one's greenhouse.
During his first plant expedition for Kew, he collected stapelias from the Cape of Good Hope.
Francis Masson, a gardener and the first plant collector for the Royal Gardens at Kew also did a book on stapelias.
The stapelias began to get attention in Europe and Britain during the 1600's.
Later, stapelias were recognized as being a distinct group and a member of the milkweed family.