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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Quaqua mammilaris is exceptionally widely distributed in the semi-desert and desert areas of South Africa and also occurs in Namibia. The species is found in the Little Karoo, Great Karoo, the Richtersveld and some records also state the Klinghardt Mountains in Namibia.

The plants have hard stout tubercles on their stems. Quaqua mammilaris has clusters of blackish flowers borne on the upper half of the stem.

Quaqua mammilarisQuaqua mammilaris in habitat in the Tanqua Karoo.