AFRICAN PEYOTE CACTUS
The African Peyote Cactus stems are very thick, which is handy for them while in the desert as the stems can hold water for a long amount of time. In the desert's rainy season, a flower blooms on top of the cactus. The cactus only grows up to about 2-7 cm and it's spikes are useful in keeping animals away from it and are also used as shade for the cactus. It's extensive root system is very useful for the cactus as it collects rain water and is able to store it for a long time due to it's thick stems.
THE UMBRELLA THORN ACACIA:
The trunk of the Umbrella thorn acacia tree is brown, while the leaves at the top of the tree are green. The tree grows to be about 3 to 5 m. There are multiple trunks on the tree which spread out which creates a canopy of leaves. This appearance makes the tree look similar to an umbrella. This umbrella shape creates a shade for the tree and it's roots from the desert sun and the leaves help the tree trap a lot of water when it rains.