Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.

First published in Syst. Veg., ed. 15[bis]. 4: 411 (1819)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Tropical Africa to Arabian Peninsula and Tanzania. It is a semisucculent shrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen

Introduced into:

Society Is.

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • (2018). http://dx.doi.org/10.21248/fvss.21.55. epublication.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Gosline, G., Bidault, E., van der Burgt, X., Cahen, D., Challen, G., Condé, N., Couch, C., Couvreur, T.L.P., Dagallier, L.M.J., Darbyshire, I., Dawson, S., Doré, T.S., Goyder, D., Grall, A., Haba, P., Haba, P., Harris, D., Hind, D.J.N., Jongkind, & al. (2023). A Taxonomically-verified and Vouchered Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Republic of Guinea. Nature, scientific data 10, Article number: 327: [1]-[12].
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes de la Mauritanie et du Sahara Occidental. Boissiera 55: 1-322.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud-Guin. 445, t. 97, 7-10
  • M. Pichon in Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, n. sér. B, 1: 78 (1950).
  • Syst. 4: 411 (1819)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2018). http://dx.doi.org/10.21248/fvss.21.55. epublication.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Lebrun, J.-P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes de la Mauritanie et du Sahara Occidental. Boissiera 55: 1-322.
  • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Pickering, H. & Awale, A. I. (2018). Introduction to plants in Central Somaliland. Ponte Invisibile, Redsea Cultural Foundation.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 172 (1994).
  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 475, ill., map (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: 142, t. 279 (1987).
  • Codd in Flora of Southern Africa 26: 279 (1963).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 44 (1961).
  • Huber in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 76, t. 217 (1963).
  • Plaizier in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool 80 (12): 13 (1980).
  • R. O. Williams, Useful and Ornamental Plants in Zanzibar and Pemba p. 106 (1949).
  • Roem. & Schult. in Syst. Veg. 4 (35): 411 (1819).
  • Verdcourt & Trump, Comm. Poison. Pl. E. Afr.: 129 (1969).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1980 Heudelot [s.n.] Senegal K000453004 No
Jan 1, 1980 Latilo, M.G.; Daramola, B.O. [s.n.] Nigeria K000453019 No
Jan 1, 1980 Dalziel, J.M. [430] Nigeria K000453015 No
Jan 1, 1980 Dalziel, J.M. [97] Nigeria K000453012 No
Jan 1, 1980 Schweinfurth, G. [245] Yemen K000234123 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Speke; Grant [766] Uganda K000234119 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Balfour, I.B. [695] Yemen K000234121 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1980 s.coll. [133] Senegal K000453003 No
Jan 1, 1980 Santo, E. [2364] Guinea-Bissau K000453006 No
Jan 1, 1980 Balfour, I.B. [139] Yemen K000234120 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Barter, C. [711] Nigeria K000453016 No
Jan 1, 1980 s.coll. [s.n.] Senegal K000453002 No
Jan 1, 1980 Playfair [3] Somalia K000234125 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Lamb, P.H. [46] Nigeria K000453013 No
Jan 1, 1980 McClintock, A. [141] Nigeria K000453020 No
Jan 1, 1980 Orey, J. [310] Guinea-Bissau K000453007 No
Jan 1, 1980 Edith Cole [s.n.] Somalia K000234124 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Talbot, P.A. [s.n.] Nigeria K000453014 No
Jan 1, 1980 Chevalier, A.J.B. [26034] Senegal K000453001 No
Jan 1, 1980 Ejiofor, M.C. [s.n.] Nigeria K000453017 Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Ekwuno, P.O. [347] Nigeria K000453009 No
Jan 1, 1980 Chevalier, A.J.B. [530] Mali K000453008 No
Jan 1, 1980 Hagerup, O. [669] Nigeria K000453011 No
Jan 1, 1980 Lely, H.V. [188] Nigeria K000453010 No
Jan 1, 1980 Hepper, F.N. [1609] Cameroon K000453018 Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Balfour, I.B. [174] Yemen K000234122 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kotschy [399] Ethiopia K000234126 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kotschy [399] Ethiopia K000234127 Unknown Type Material Yes
Yemen K:SPC-70000.328 No
Nader, I.A. [308] Saudi Arabia K:SPC-43834.000 No
Yeates, M.N.D.B. [15] Mali K000453005 No
Speke; Grant [s.n.] Tanzania K000234118 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bally, P.R.O. Kenya K:SPC-05079.000 No
Adenium coetaneum K:SPC-15255.000 No
Peter, A. [58166] Tanzania Adenium somalense K001604013 Yes
Bally, P.R.O. Adenium somalense K:SPC-05092.000 No

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