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 valida is distributed in the Eastern Cape. The plants occur in the semi-desert regions of the Jansenville, Steytlerville, Somerset East and Albany districts. Rather large numbers are found on the Dikkop Flats south of Carlisle Bridge.

Euphorbia valida is similar to Euphorbia meloformis, but the plants usually grow larger and tend to elongate above the ground whereas E meloformis tends to sink into the ground.

Euphorbia validaEuphorbia valida in habitat on the Dikkop Flats.