Adeniums forum: First bloom on What is/was supposed to be Somalense

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Name: Rick
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RCanada
Sep 25, 2014 8:26 PM CST
This plant is supposed to be a Somalense, but I have a few people just clarifying it for me. There was some debate as to the leaf shape.
Either way I just love this plant. It is so robust and grows like crazy.
First Pink flower I have of any of my Adeniums, so Pink is quite alright.
Rick


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Sep 25, 2014 8:46 PM CST
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Sep 29, 2014 11:47 AM CST
Pretty flower.

Pure somalense usually have very narrow leaves. And different flowers.

>> just for the scientists---(Adenium, the genus name, is capitalized, and the species, somalense, obesum, arabicum, is not)

see: http://adenium.tucsoncactus.org/part3.html
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Name: Hetty
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Sep 29, 2014 3:30 PM CST
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Name: Rick
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RCanada
Sep 29, 2014 8:35 PM CST
Thanks everyone.
Yes, Melissa I was thinking that the resemblance to 'somalense' , this plant does not have. Sold to me as such and now after seeing blooms.
Seems that with all of the crossing of different species, that it is becoming quite conveluded.
I am a bit reluctant to name the Adeniums by specie names as when I first joined and tried loading photo's. The administrators told me that arabicum, somalense, swazicum
and such where not. They based all Adeniums under 'obesum'.
Quoted a paragraph from a journal.
Rick
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Sep 30, 2014 9:28 AM CST
NO ACORNS

NO ACORNS

" They based all Adeniums under 'obesum'." hum, a bit under-educated, huh?

And here's the OOPS! Those Who Name, are now calling arabicum the real obesum, and they claim obesum needs to be called something else!!!

Obesum means fat, obese. Arabicums really do grow fatter than obesums. So I guess the Namers are correct. but sheesh!

I just learned this about five minutes ago. On facebook there are a number of really good groups of very knowledgeable growers, including nurserymen who have been fooling with these plants for decades. I'll head anyone in their direction if you let me know here. NO ACORNS!!!

NO ACORNS

NO ACORNS

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