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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Bijlia tugwelliae is one of two known Bijlia species described from the Prince Albert area just north of the Swartberg Mountain in the Great Karoo.

The leaves of both Bijlia species from Prince Albert are described as being white without any dots. The following form of Bijlia tugwelliae is lesser known, has dark spots, somewhat reminiscent of certain Adromiscus species, and occurs south of the Swartberg range in the Calitzdorp district of the Little Karoo.

The yellow flowers occur during early spring.

Bijlia tugwelliaeBijlia tugwelliae, a plant with very small spots.

Bijlia tugwelliaeBijlia tugwelliae, a spotted plant growing on a steep slope near Matjiesvlei.

Bijlia tugwelliaeBijlia tugwelliae, a flowering plant.