Bayley Balfour, 1888
obesum, Roem. & Schult.
This member of the Apocynaceae
family was described by Isaac Bayley Balfour in 1888. It is found in Somalia,
Kenya and Tanzania, growing in a
well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It will grow up
to 50 centimetres in diameter, and the stems will grow up to to five
meters in height. The flowers are dark pink.
Adenium somalense var.
crispum, described by Emilio Chiovenda, is a smaller, more
compact form with white flowers striped with red or completely red.
They seems to be sold as "Adenium crispum".
genera is named
after the Yemen city of Aden. The species name after the area it is
found in; Somalia.