Adenium obesum

(Click image to Enlarge)

Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

«
»
  • Botanical Name : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.
  • Synonyms : Nerium obesum Forssk.
  • Common Name : Red Sandalwood, Desert rose
  • Plant Family : Apocynaceae
  • Plant Form : Succulents
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 5, 20, 23, 27
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Punit Van

About Adenium obesum Plant :

  • Habit : A small, evergreen, treelet grown in pots.
  • Stem : Thick gouty stem of slow growth rapidly diminishing to short stout branches.
  • Leaves : Spirally arranged, clustered, near the tips, simple, entire, leathery.
  • Flowers : Bright rosy oleander like flowers. Petals 5 in number, typically red to pink coloured having a whitish blush at the throat.
  • Flowering and Fruiting time : March - April.
  • Significance : It is mostly grown in pots as an indoor bonsai. It is propagated by stem cuttings.