Welcome to


Friederike Hübner & Ulrich Tränkle


the site for succulent enthusiasts with

a picture gallery (currently comprising 1446 pictures of 413 stapeliad species  & 89 pictures of genus Thelocactus)

Information on various topics referring to Stapeliads and Ascleps

Plant and seed order lists / Searching list / Exchange network

All pictures either show our own collection or originate from our journeys to Namibia and South Africa between 1987 and 2015. Our stapeliads are bought in Europe or exchanged with friends or grown from handpollinated seeds.

Our systematics primarily follow ALBERS & MEVE (eds.) 2002, the classification of genera Hoodia and Larryleachia follow BRUYNS (1993).

translated by Gudrun Wollnik, Berlin, www.techste.de, wollnik@techste.de