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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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SpeciesContent
multiflorum KlotzschDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Adenium:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Adenium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Adenium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Adenium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adenium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Adenium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Adenium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1118, retrieved 29 September 2016

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