Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.

Sub-Family: Not available
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
Uses: Ornamental
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.