This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Cadaba aphylla is a shrub of medium height. The plants often grow entangled in other plants making them rather inconspicuous except when in flower. The plants are very hardy and can withstand many different environmental conditions.

Locally the plants are called Swartstorm (Afr.) (Eng: Black Storm).

The plants are widely distributed in desert areas of southern Africa, but also inhabit more tropical landscape.

Cadaba aphylla belongs to the family Capparaceae.

Cadaba aphyllaCadaba aphylla in habitat near Oudtshoorn.

Desert PlantsCadaba aphylla flowers.