Adenium oleifolium

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Adenium oleifolium 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 oleifolium is a shrub.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

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

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 30 to 45 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

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

The shrubs produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Adenium oleifolium is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and South Namibia.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer dry soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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