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Desert Rose

Adenium obesum

Description:

It is an evergreen or drought-deciduous succulent shrub (which can also lose its leaves during cold spells, or according to the subspecies or cultivar). It can grow to 1–3 m (3.3–9.8 ft) height, with pachycaul stems and a stout, swollen basal caudex. The leaves are spirally arranged, clustered toward the tips of the shoots, simple entire, leathery in texture, 5–15 cm (2.0–5.9 in) long and 1–8 cm (0.39–3.1 in) broad. The flowers are tubular, 2–5 cm (0.79–2.0 in) long, with the outer portion 4–6 cm (1.6–2.4 in) diameter with five petals, resembling those of other related genera such as Plumeria and Nerium. The flowers tend to red and pink, often with a whitish blush outward of the throat.

1 Species ID Suggestions

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago
Desert Rose
Adenium obesum Adenium obesum


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1 Comment

RobinsonMike
RobinsonMike 7 years ago

thank you for your help..

RobinsonMike
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RobinsonMike

Malaysia

Spotted on May 29, 2013
Submitted on May 29, 2013

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