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elephants Foot

Plants of Namibia

Elephants foot (Adenia pechuelii) is a weird-looking stem succulent that has an enormous grey, basal stem that can grow up to 1m in diameter. It is complimented by a dense arrangement of narrow, grooved, slightly succulent branches that rise from the base. It bears small flowers, that grow close to its stem which develop small capsules when they are fertilized.

This plant is largely found in rocky habitats and is endemic to the central and northern Namib Desert, occurring from just south of the Kuiseb River to north of the Kunene River. It is an endangered plant on the red-list, in part due to it being a collector's item with some populations threatened by illegal removal.

There are 2 species of Adenia growing in Namibia.

Succulents of Namibia

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

Namibia Holiday