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Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.

 

Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusAdenium
SpeciesobesumFat or squat, referring to the trunk

About plant names...

Desert rose is native to tropical, subtropical, and desert regions of Africa. It does not occur in North America, but it is popular as a house plant or bonsai.

Plants: Desert rose has a thick, swollen base that tapers upward, producing several smooth branches. This is a drought deciduous evergreen, meaning that is has leaves year-round, except in periods of extended drought. Then it drops them to reduce water loss. Plants are 3-13' (1-4 m) in height.

Leaves: Leaves are succulent—thick, leathery, and water-retentive—and arranged in spirals. They are obovate or elliptic, on short petioles. Each leaf is 3-4" (8-10 cm) × 1-1¼" (3-3.5 cm).

Flowers: Flowers are tube-shaped, pink-to-red, opening into a five-petaled star 1½-2" (4-6 cm) in diameter.

Online References:

Adenium obesum on www.adeniumsindia.com

Adenium obesum on Wikipedia

Adenium obesum on Desert-tropicals.com

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

7/17/2007 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

Bonsai · 6/13/2017 · Townsend, MA · By Timothy Naumann

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

A cultivar. · 4/10/2015 · MacDonald‘s, Marco Island, FL
≈ 7 × 5" (19 × 12 cm)

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

Bonsai. · 12/12/2016 · Bonsai West, Littleton, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm)

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

7/7/2007 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Adenium obesum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 24 Jun 2017.

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Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

6/22/2017 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

7/7/2007 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

A cultivar. · 4/10/2015 · MacDonald‘s, Marco Island, FL
≈ 19 × 13" (49 × 32 cm)

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

A cultivar. · 4/10/2015 · MacDonald‘s, Marco Island, FL
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 15 cm)

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

Bonsai. · 12/12/2016 · Bonsai West, Littleton, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm)

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

A cultivar. · 4/10/2015 · MacDonald‘s, Marco Island, FL
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 15 cm)

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1 × 0.7 m)

Range: Zones 10-11:

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