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Adenium oleifolium

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A larger plant by Peter A. Mansfeld,

Author: Otto Stapf, 1907
Origin:  Southern Botswana, South Africa, Eastern Namibia
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  40-60 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink / White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Adenium lugardii N.E.Brown, 1919.
Adenium oleifolium var. angustifolium Phillips, 1923.
Adenium somalense
var. angustifolium Rowley, 1974

This small member of the Apocynaceae family was described by Otto Stapf in 1907. It is found in southern Botswana, South Africa and eastern Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The mainly underground carrot-like caudex can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter. The whole plant will only raise to 40 to 60 centimetres. The flowers are pink with a white centre.

The genera is named after the Yemen city of Aden. The species name means 'with few leaves'.