Adenium multiflorum

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Adenium multiflorum in cultivation at the University of California Botanical Garden.
Scientific classification
A. multiflorum
Binomial name
Adenium multiflorum

Adenium multiflorum is small, succulent tree native to central and eastern Southern Africa. Like other members of the succulent family Apocynaceae, A. multiflorum has a milky latex with toxic alkaloids, specifically Cardiac glycosides . This latex is used as an arrow poison and as a fish stunning poison.[1]

It is sometimes treated as a variety or subspecies of Adenium obesum.[2]


  1. ^ Neuwinger, Dieter (July 1996). African Ethnobotany: Poisons and Drugs: Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology. Chapman & Hall. p. 941. ISBN 978-3-8261-0077-2.
  2. ^ Stoffel Petrus Bester (June 2004). "Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch". South African National Biodiversity Institute's plant information website.

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