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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Adenium:

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Flora of Botswana: Adenium
Flora of Malawi: Adenium
Flora of Mozambique: Adenium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Adenium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Adenium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1118, retrieved 24 July 2019

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