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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Dodonaea angustifolia or Sand Olive occurs widely in South Africa except for the central parts. The small trees are found in different habitats including deserts and forest margins.

The plant is used medicinally as a febrifuge.

Afrikaans names include Sandolien and Ysterhoutkoppe.

Dodonaea angustifoliaDodonaea angustifolia at Keurkloof.