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Adenium Obesum

Adenium Obesum
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Exposure: f/4.9
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-29 3:00
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Points: 4
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This week will is devoted to flowers from various places.
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Adenium
Species: Adenium obesum
Adenium obesum is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara (from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan), and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. Common names include Sabi Star, Kudu, and Desert-rose.
It is an evergreen or drought-deciduous succulent shrub (which can also lose its leaves during cold spells, or according to the subspecies or cultivar). It can grow to 13 m (3.39.8 ft) height, with pachycaul stems and a stout, swollen basal caudex. The leaves are spirally arranged, clustered toward the tips of the shoots, simple entire, leathery in texture, 515 cm (2.05.9 in) long and 18 cm (0.393.1 in) broad. The flowers are tubular, 25 cm (0.792.0 in) long, with the outer portion 46 cm (1.62.4 in) diameter with five petals, resembling those of other related genera such as Plumeria and Nerium. The flowers tend to red and pink, often with a whitish blush outward of the throat.

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nice! is it a wild plant ?

Hello Lior
Impressive photo with interesting composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness. Amazing plant!!
My best wishes,

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