Adenium swazicum

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Adenium swazicum Stapf

Apocynaceae

Life form: shrub

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Moisture: dry

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

 

Inflorescence: cymose corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Adenium swazicum is a shrub.

Naming

Adenium swazicum was described by Otto Stapf. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Adenium swazicum is a species in the genus Adenium which contains 5 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Adenium swazicum is deciduous. The mid-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Adenium swazicum produces five-stellate flowers that are arranged in cymose corymbs.

The shrubs produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Adenium swazicum is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and Mozambique.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer dry soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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