Plants of Namibia
The milk bush (Euphorbia virosa), a tall succulent, is in essence a desert plant and can be found throughout the Namib Desert from Angola all the way south to just south of the Orange River. It resembles a small cactus-like plant in appearance and is a familiar sight in Namibia. At the end of the summer, shiny red fruit adorn the top of the plant during the fruiting season, but the flowers remain somewhat more conspicuous.
A similar plant of the Euphorbia species shares similar habitat and distribution qualities. Euphorbia avasmontana differs by its cluster of a 3 flower like structures instead of the virosa's 1.
Euphorbia virosa is a stem succulent which grows on rocky slopes, and just as with other Euphorbia species the milky sap is poisonous. This handy piece of local knowledge was used by the San, who used the sap to make poison arrows.
A hotel in the small village of Aus
Self-catering rock bungalows on the Klein Aus Vista property, guests are welcome to use the restaurant facilities at Desert Horse Inn. A beautiful place to spend a few nights taking in the wonders of southern Namibia
Named after the desert horses which are one of the main reasons for visiting the area this is the more main stream lodge on the Klein Aus Vista property