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Adenium obesum Roem. & Schult.
Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 4: 411. 1819
Family: APOCYNACEAE

Adenium obesum Photo by: K.k. Agrawal

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Adenium obesum Roem. & Schult.
Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 4: 411. 1819
Synonymy: 18 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Adenium obesum f. albiflorum Lodé
Fichier Encycl. Cact. Autres Succ. Ser. 15: no. 1394 (1995), without latin descr. or type;.
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Adenium obesum subs. boehmianum (Schinz) G.D.Rowley
Repert. Pl. Succ. (I.O.S.)
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Adenium obesum subs. oleifolium (Stapf) G.D.Rowley
Repert. Pl. Succ. (I.O.S.) 29: 3 (1978 publ. 1980).
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Adenium obesum subs. swazicum (Stapf) G.D.Rowley
Repert. Pl. Succ. (I.O.S.)
Synonymy: 3
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily, Elephants Foot
CATALAN (Català): Adenium
CHINESE (中文): 沙漠玫瑰
CZECH (Čeština): Adénium
DUTCH (Nederlands): Woestijnroos plant, Woestijnroos
ESTONIAN (Eesti): Tüse adeenium, Adeenium
FINNISH (Suomi): Aavikkoruusu, Adenia, Adenium
FRENCH (Français): Faux Baobab, Rose du désert, Kudu, Baobab Chacal, Sabi Star, Lis des Impalas
GERMAN (Deutsch): Wüstenrose, Gewöhnliche Wüstenrose
INDONESIAN (Bahasa Indonesia): Adenium Merah, Adenium
ITALIAN (Italiano): Adenium, Rosa del deserto
KURDISH (كوردی / Kurdî): Gula çolistanê
MALAY (بهاس ملاي /Bahasa Melayu ): Adenium Merah
MALAYALAM (മലയാളം): അഡീനിയം
POLISH ( Polski): Adenium arabskie, Adenium opasłe
PORTUGUESE (Português): Lírio-impala, Baobá Exotica, Djindje Pete, Rosa do Desierto, Baobá-exótica, Rosa-do-deserto, Djindje-pété
RUSSIAN (Русский): Адениум толстый, Адениум тучный
SLOVENIAN (Slovenščina): Puščavska Roža, Tolsti Adenij
SWAHILI ( Kiswahili): Mdaguwande, Mwanja, Mdagu
SWEDISH (Svenska): Ökenrossläktet, ökenros
THAI (ภาษาไทย): Chuan Chom, ชวนชม
TURKISH (Türkçe): Çöl gülü
VIETNAMESE (Tiếng Việt): Sứ Thái Lan, Sứ sa mạc

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Adenium obesum group

  • Adenium arabicum Balf.f.: is similar in appearance to Adenium obesum, but creates a massive, more squat and fat caudex and has larger thick fleshy leaves. Distribution: Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
  • Adenium obesum Roem. & Schult.: The trunk will get up to one meter in diameter, and the plant will grow op to five meters.
  • Adenium obesum f. albiflorum Lodé
  • Adenium boehmianumAdenium obesum subs. boehmianum (Schinz) G.D.Rowley: The flowers are similar to those of A. swazicum but the leaves are broader pale grayish-green.
  • Adenium obesum subs. oleifolium (Stapf) G.D.Rowley: succulent shrublet 12-40 cm high from a subterranean rootstock. It has long, narrow leaves frequently folded along the midrib. Distribution: Botswana, Namibia and S. Africa.
  • Adenium obesum subs. socotranum (Vierh.) Lavranos: It is the giant of the genus, forming a massive conical trunk/caudex several metres tall and up to 2.4 m in diameter. It resembles a miniature baobab.
  • Adenium obesum subs. socotranum f. cristata hort.: crested form.
  • Adenium obesum subs. somalense (Balf.f.) G.D.Rowley
  • Adenium obesum subs. swazicum (Stapf) G.D.Rowley: It is a dwarf shrub, up to 30 cm high, with an enlarged succulent stem with few branches. The caudex is evident only in young specimens.
  • Adenium somalense var. crispum Chiov.: is a dwarf form of A. somalense (less than 30 cm tall) with white flowers heavily striped with red or completely red and a large underground napiform caudex. Distribution: Coast of southern Somalia.

889 andrea Andrea B.
Adenium obesum Photo by: Andrea B.
23518 agrawal K.k. Agrawal
Adenium obesum Photo by: K.k. Agrawal

17023 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Adenium obesum Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
887 andrea Andrea B.
Adenium obesum (Desert Rose) Photo by: Andrea B.

23519 agrawal K.k. Agrawal
Adenium obesum Photo by: K.k. Agrawal
17022 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Adenium obesum Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

25004 josef Josef Cycad Perner
Flowering habit from habitat collected seeds in Zimbabwe. At Cycad International, Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia. Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner
27876 alexander Alexander Arzberger
Adenium obesum Photo by: Alexander Arzberger

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