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  Adenium obesum
 
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  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 411. 1819. Nerium obesum Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 205. 1775. Cameraria obesa (Forssk.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 1: 641. 1824.
  Malayalam Name(s): Desert Rose
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Desert Rose, Impala Lily
  Description: Succulent fleshy, briefly deciduous shrubs trunk often swollen at base. Leaves simple, alternate, spirally-arranged, mostly crowded together at the ends of the branches, 5-10 x 2-5 cm, spathulate to obovate, or oblong to obovate, glabrous, coriaceous, apex acute, mucronate or rounded, the base attenuate and faintly decurrent to the subsessile petiole. Flowers in terminal corymbs. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes acuminate, 2-4 mm long. Corolla salver-form, 5-7cm long, 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 each up to 10 cm; seeds many, narrowly cylindric, brown with long silky golden-brown pappus at each ends.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of tropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, Red, White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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