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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Conophytum stephanii var. stephanii occurs in the Richtersveld desert of the Northern Cape. Steven Hammer reports that the plants are found in the vicinity of Eenriet and Kabinaberg, and extent from there to Umdaus and Rosyntjieberg.

Conophytum stephanii var. stephanii has small reddish-brown flowers that appear in early autumn.

Conophytum stephanii var. stephaniiConophytum stephanii var. stephanii in cultivation.