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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Euphorbia albipollinifera is distinquised from similar looking Euphorbias by having white pollen instead of yellow. Another unusual feature is its peduncle which is jointed near its apex.

This small Euphorbia desert plant is found on the Springbok Flats, in the Steyterville and Kirkwood areas.

Euphorbia albipollinifera in habitat near Cockscombview

Euphorbia albipollinifera flowers have white pollen. Photographer: Gerhard Marx