Species Details

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ImpaIa Lily   

Common Name: Sabie star, Kudu lily
Scientific Name: Adenium multiflorum
Local Name: -
Dhivehi Name: -
Plantae  (Kingdom)
Tracheophyta  (Plylum)
Magnoliopsida  (Class)
Gentianales  (Order)
Apocynaceae  (Family)
Adenium   (Genus)

ImpaIa Lily's description

Adenium multiflorum is small, succulent tree native to central and eastern Southern Africa. Like other succulent members of the 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.

ImpaIa Lily habitat

Adenium multiflorum is a thickset, succulent, deciduous shrub, or occasionally a small succulent tree to 3 m high (Leeuwenberg and Kupicha 1985, Coates Palgrave 2002, Burrows et al. 2018), with a watery latex. It is found at low altitudes in arid areas, among rocks or in open sandy woodland (Leeuwenberg and Kupicha 1985, Coates Palgrave 2002), sometimes on rocky ridges and in brackish low-lying flats in dry areas (Burrows et al. 2018).

ImpaIa Lily threats

The main threat is from illegal and informal collecting for sale as a garden plant. In Zimbabwe this was considered to be a significant threat (Mapaura and Timberlake 2002), but does not appear to be so in South Africa (Raimondo et al. 2009). In Eswatini the main threat was clearance of one of its main localities for plantation agriculture (Dhlamini and Dhlamini 2002).

ImpaIa Lily's status