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Adenium multiflorum [Impala Lily]


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:03

Rørslett, B. 2013. Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch (Apocynaceae). Impaly Lily. African flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...um-impala-lily/

A. multiflorum is a small tree native to Southern Africa. The stems and branches are succulent and foliage only appears after the flowering is completed. The plant is rich in a latex with toxic components and the sap has been used for hunting with poison arrows. The flowers occur scattered along the branches and are a pale pink to white offset by reddish borders to make a visually striking contrast.

Plant photographed in situ at Limpopo province, South Africa 18 Sept 2009.

Attached Image: ADEN_MUL_I0908139772_VIS.jpg
Image reference: ADEN_MUL_I0908139772_VIS.jpg
Visible light: Nikon D200, Coastal Optcis 60 mm f/4 APO lens, Baader UV/IR Cut filter, daylight.

Attached Image: ADEN_MUL_I0908139782_UV.jpg
Image reference: ADEN_MUL_I0908139782_UV.jpg
Ultraviolet light: ight: Nikon D200, Coastal Optcis 60 mm f/4 APO lens, Baader U2" (Venus) filter, daylight.

In UV, the edges of the corolla and the centre are UV-dark.

[Published 27 June 2013]
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