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Adenium somalense  Adenium obesum,Adenium somalense,Desert rose,Geotagged,Tanzania,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Gorgeous Posted one year ago
  2. Ori, right now we have two "desert rose" species:

    Adenium somalense
    Adenium obesum

    According to some authorities, Adenium obesum is the preferred name (they are synonyms). So I'm going to move your Adenium somalense observations to Adenium obesum. Other authorities consider Adenium somalense a sub species of Adenium obesum. Even in that case I have to move them over.

    Hope you agree and understand.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Note that by the time you read this, my link will show only one species, because I made the move. Posted one year ago
      1. Its your call. I think A. somalense is a good species that is morphologically different from A. obesum and also grows in a different habitat. Posted one year ago
        1. I'll share the sources for my conclusion:

          When you search for "Adenium somalense" on iNaturalist, it redirects you to this:

          When you scroll to the bottom, you can explicitly see "Adenium somalense" striked through, which usually means it should not be used.

          ...considers it a synonym of Adenium obesum subsp. somalense.

          ...basically agrees with GBIF, preferring it as a sub species.

          We normally don't create sub species record, but if you want, I can definitely do it to make the distinction, do let me know. Alternatively, we can keep it like it is now, and you are free to keep mentioning Adenium somalense in the title, description, tags. This way it remains findable.
          Posted one year ago

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"Adenium obesum" is a poisonous species of flowering plant belonging to the tribe Nerieae of the subfamily Apocynoideae of the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It is native to the Sahel regions south of the Sahara, tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and also the Arabian Peninsula.

Similar species: Gentianales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Sep 19, 2021. Captured Sep 12, 2021 13:11 in Unnamed Road, Tanzania.
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