Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.
|English Name:||Desert Rose|
|Synonym:||Cameraria obesa (Forssk.)Spreng.|
|Common Name:||Impala lily|
|Flowering & Fruiting Period:||November-May|
|Distribution:||Native of tropical Africa|
|Habitat:||Grown as garden plant|
|Key Characteristics:||Succulent fleshy, briefly deciduous shrubs trunk often swollen at base. Leaves simple, alternate, spirally-arranged, mostly crowded together at the ends of the branches, spathulate to obovate. Flowers in terminal corymbs. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes acuminate. Corolla salver-form, deep purplish red, through pink to white or combinations thereof often with a pink to crimson border, margin is wavy or crinkled. Fruits are slender follicles; seeds many, narrowly cylindric, brown with long silky golden-brown pappus at each ends.|