6680.000 Adenium Roem. & Schult.

Description of the genus

Shrubs and trees with succulent stems and white latex (in ours). Stipules minute or 0. Leaves alternate, at the branch apices. Inflorescence a lax thyrse. Flowers slightly zygomorphic. Corolla lobes fused at base into a tube; lobes overlapping to the right in bud. Anthers produced into long hairy appendages. Carpels 2, spherical. Seeds with hairs at each end.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and subtropical Africa and Arabia

Botswana: 2 taxa.

Adenium oleifolium

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
boehmianum Schinz[EN]SE
oleifolium Stapf[VU]SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Adenium:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Adenium
Flora of Mozambique: Adenium
Flora of Zambia: Adenium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Adenium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Adenium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Adenium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Adenium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Adenium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Adenium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Adenium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adenium
JSTOR Plant Science: Adenium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Adenium
Plants of the World Online: Adenium
Tropicos: Adenium
Wikipedia: Adenium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Adenium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1118, retrieved 17 June 2024

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