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:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Adenium
Flora of Malawi: Adenium
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Adenium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1118, retrieved 27 May 2024

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