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Taxon: Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.

 
Genus: Adenium
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Wrightieae
Nomen number: 1446
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 4:411. 1819
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Jul-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • desert-rose  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • impala-lily  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • mock azalea  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • baobab chacal  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • faux baobab  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • lis des impalas  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • pied d'éléphant  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • rose du désert  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • gewöhnliche Wüstenrose  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • baobá-exótica  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • djindje-pété  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • rosa-do-deserto  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • mdagu  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • mdaguwande  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • mwanja  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • ökenros  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen


    Cultivated



    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Guinea, Senegal

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand


    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Sri Lanka


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. (F Senegal)
  4. Compton, R. H. The flora of Swaziland. (F Swazi)
  5. Eggli, U. Sukkulenten. 1994 (Sukkulenten)
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  7. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  10. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  11. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  14. Pichon, M. 1953. Monographie des Landolphiées Mém Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 35:78-79.
  15. Ross, J. The flora of Natal. (F Natal)
  16. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  17. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  18. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  19. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

Check other web resources for Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=1446. Accessed 18 November 2018.