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
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Adenium:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: AdeniumFlora of Malawi
: AdeniumFlora of Mozambique
: AdeniumFlora of Zambia
: AdeniumFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): AdeniumFlora Zambesiaca
web site: AdeniumGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AdeniumIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): AdeniumKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Adenium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1118, retrieved 28 October 2016