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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    03 / 31 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Fort Myers

  • State

    Florida

  • Posted by

    Mortier

Notes:

Growing in Fort Myers, FL , this tree or shrub is over 6′ tall and spreads to 4′ or more. Very pink-red flowers that have been blooming for the past two months and have no odor. Very small leaves seem to grow only at the branch ends near the flowers.

Comments

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    Yes, looks like Adenium obesum, Desert Rose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenium_obesum

    April 2nd, 2015 at 10:32am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    That appears to be a variety of Adenium Obesum, commonly called a Desert Rose. The sap is extremely toxic if ingested and can even be a skin irritant. Lovely plants, but one must take care when cultivating them.

    April 1st, 2015 at 9:16am

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