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 succulentum is common and widely distributed in arid stony areas in the Little Karoo and Eastern Cape Province.

The plants are very similar to Pachypodium bispinosum with a large subterranean tuber and can only be positively identified when in flower. The flowers of Pachypodium succulentum are white with a narrow tube and a reddish line in the center of each petal.

Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

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Halfmens, Pachypodium Namaquanum, Goegap Reserve, Namaqualand, South Africa, Africa Photographic Poster Print by Ann & Steve Toon, 30x40