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Adenium obesum subs. socotranum (Vierh.) Lavranos
CSJA 38(1): 23, 1996
Family: APOCYNACEAE

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

Adenium obesum subs. socotranum Photo by: © Plantemania
By far one of the most rare and desirable of all succulents it forms in age more of a bush than a small tree (like a dwarf baobab). The bizarre succulent stem may achieve a diameter of 2,4 metres. Apparently contradicting its strange appearance, the tree produces a mass of attractive pink flowers in the winter, as a result of which it is also known in the local language as the 'desert rose'.

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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: Socotran desert rose, Aden rose of Socotra, sack-of-potatoes tree

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



28566 plantemania © Plantemania
Adenium obesum subs. socotranum Photo by: © Plantemania
28560 plantemania © Plantemania
Adenium obesum subs. socotranum Photo by: © Plantemania

28562 plantemania © Plantemania
Adenium obesum subs. socotranum Photo by: © Plantemania
28563 plantemania © Plantemania
By far one of the most rare and desirable of all succulents it forms in age more of a bush than a small tree (like a dwarf baoba Photo by: © Plantemania

28567 plantemania © Plantemania
In habitat on the rock. Photo by: © Plantemania
28628 plantemania © Plantemania
Adenium obesum subs. socotranum Photo by: © Plantemania

28597 plantemania © Plantemania
Adenium obesum subs. socotranum Photo by: © Plantemania
28598 plantemania © Plantemania
Adenium socotranum seed pod. Photo by: © Plantemania

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In age it forms a small tree (like a dwarf baobab)
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Adenium socotranum. In culture,
by Valentino Vallicelli

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