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  Desert Rose

 

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The Desert Rose, which is also known with a variety of other names, including Impala Lily and Sabi Star. It has a swollen basal stem, which in botanical jargon is known as a caudex; clustered leathery leaves, that are arranged spirally; and variously pink to red, funnel-shaped flowers, with a whitish blush at the centre (fig.), that may extend outwardly on the petals (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMP.