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#047/09 Desert Rose | by Ibnu Yusuf
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#047/09 Desert Rose

Explore.....on02/21/09.

 

Happy Sunday!...Have a great time.

 

Growing to a height of about 4-5ft, this succulent plant is a member of the same family as Plumeria. Its swollen, often twisted trunk is pale gray. The leaves are glossy and club-shaped, and the flowers, which appear almost continuously, are trumpet-shaped, and range from white and bright pink to crimson red. It exudes a highly toxic sap which in some places is used as a poison for arrows. Adenium is not generally grown in moist tropical gardens but is often seen as a decorative pot plant; it may also be used in rock gardens.

 

It was infromed by my friend Sally (Flickr's screen name: basilly) from Texas that this flower is known as "Mandevilla" there. And I also found out it is also called "Brazilian Jasmine".

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Taken on February 19, 2009