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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Family: Apocynaceae
Distribution: Great Karoo, Free State
Photographs: Desert Plants

This stapeliad is found in the central and northern Karoo as well as the Free State. It has a distinct beard on the annulus and the flowers, with a diameter of about 50 mm. are larger then other Duvalias of southern Africa.

Duvalia corderoyiDuvalia corderoyi in cultivation. Photographer: Gerhard Marx