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Family: APOCYNACEAE 

 Adenium boehmianum
 


Wild plant of A. b. swazicum from northern Swaziland

  
Author:  Hans Schinz 1888
Family:  Apocynaceae
Habitat:  Angola, Namibia and Swaziland
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  2 metres
Flower:  Pink-Deep Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Adenium boehmianum var. swazicum.= Adenium swazicum Otto Stapf 1907

This is A. b. var. swazicum. Photo by Gregg DeChirico.

Photo by: Tim Harvey.

This is A. b. var. swazicum.

Photos by: Tim Harvey.

   This member of the Apocynaceae  family was described by Hans Schinz in 1888. It is found in the western part og southern Africa, from Namibia to Angola, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex disappears with age. The plant can grow up to two metres or more.

 The subspecies; swazicum is the former Adenium swazicum Otto Stapf 1907, now described by Gordon Douglas Rowley in 1974. It is found in the eastern southern Africa: Eastern Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique. It has a bigger caudex; up to one meter in diameter.

Those I found had not really a caudex, but it might have been young plants - all of them. They were found with several hundrede meters apart in several populations.

This column is wild plants from northern Swaziland. A. b. swazicom


Habitat


Flowers from the side


Flower from front


Another wild plant


Yet another wild plant

This is A. b. var. swazicum, somewhere in South Africa, can't recall where.