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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Pseudolithos caput-viperae ( Pseudo lithos = resembling a stone) is native to Somalia. The plants belong to the family Apocynaceae, the same family that Stapelias and Hoodia belong to.

The strange monster-like shape of Pseudolithos caput-viperae make this plant a choice addition to any collection.

Pseudolithos caput-viperae can be grown from seed or cuttings. Growth is very slow.

Pseudolithos caput-viperaePseudolithos caput-viperae. An old cultivated plant.