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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Tylecodon schaeferanus is a small species from Luderitz Bay on the west coast of Namibia in the Namib Desert. The plants are winter growing and have swollen greenish leaves.

Tylecodon schaeferanus has a tuberous root and the short light coloured stems are covered with fissured bark.

The flowers appear approximately in February at the end of the growing season.

Tylecodon schaeferanusTylecodon schaeferanus in cultivation.

Tylecodon schaeferanusTylecodon schaeferanus flower and buds.