Articles published on Stapeliads.info
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In this short introduction Loukie gives brief and gentle introduction to
the world of these wonderful creatures.
An interesting read for anyone interested in growing stapeliads. Written by
Loukie Viljoen, this article describes the basic techniques for sowing and
growing stapeliads, presenting also the soil recipe currently in use by
Stapeliads: Morphology and Pollination
Full PDF version of the excellent work by Iztok Mulej and Matija Strlic
appeared on Welwitchia 5 (1-4) in 2002. It describes the different stem morphologies in stapeliads as well
as showing in detail how to proceed with the pollination of these
plants, a rather difficult and complex task.
Stapeliads: a new checklist (2010)
A new Checklist of the Stapeliads proposed by Darrel Plowes. This document represents Darrel's idea of the new
taxonomy and will be published by Robin Frandsen. It is presented here to stapeliads.info users to look at and
get familiar with.
Chronology of Stapeliads
A wonderful and intriguing set of historical notes on the discovery and
study of Stapeliads in centuries, collected by Loukie Viljoen
from the rare volumes from "the Stapeliae" by White and Sloane.
Definition and Delineation of
An article by Darrel Plowes (appeared also on Aloe 33, 1996)
dealing with a very interesting question : what is really constituting a genus?.
Wonderful contribution by Dennis de Kock, distinguished and well-known stapeliad and ceropegia grower. This
article is Dennis' introduction to his contribution of almost 400 unique shots of stapeliads to our
project, in September 2008.
Links and other resources
Guide to Stapeliads.info
An introduction to the usage and features of our website.
Stapeliads.info features a rather complex structure based on the integration
of different data sets (nomenclature, field data, images, notes etc.). The detail
of the architecture is wholly described here.
Contributing to our website
If you want to contribute to our project, there are several ways to help.
Known Bugs and Wishlist
A list of known issues and bugs in stapeliads.info and a list of
missing or proposed features.
A collection of short explainations on this or that feature or operations on stapeliads.info.
Who we are, our website and its technologies.
The International Asclepiad Society is the main international organization
dedicated to Asclepiads, their study and cultivation. This introduction
has been kindly written for stapeliads.info by Chris Moore, asclepiad
A set of online resources and websites dealing with Stapeliads.
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