Definition of carrion flower in English:

carrion flower


  • another term for stapelia
    • ‘Stapelia spp. are known as carrion flowers, superficially like cacti, but on no way related.’
    • ‘Known globally as African starfish flowers or locally as carrion flowers, members of the genus Stapelia are usually characterized by their foul-smelling flowers reminiscent of the odour of rotting meat.’
    • ‘The real carrion flowers are Stapelia species, succulent plants from the dryer regions of tropical Africa and India.’