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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Pachypodium bispinosum is mostly confined to the Eastern Cape where is occurs in rocky outcroppings amongst other succulent vegetation. The big tuberous stem is usually hidden underground, but in some indiviual plants protrudes above the soil.

When not in flower the plants are easily confused with the similar Pachypodium succulentum with which it sometimes shares habitat.

The pink-purple flowers of Pachypodium bispinosum appear from early spring to early summer.

Pachypodium bispinosumPachypodium bispinosum in habitat near Carlisle Bridge.