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.
The impala lily (Adenium multiflorum) is a succulent shrub or shrubby tree, 0.5–3.5 m high, the shape resembling a dwarf baobab. Stems arise from a large thickened carrot-like rootstock (caudex), up to 1 m in diameter at stem base that enables it to survive long periods without water. The flowers cover these plants when they are in full bloom, they vary greatly in colour, usually with pointed white lobes, crinkly red margins and red stripes in the throat. Plants with pure white flowers are occasionally found. The plant is leafless when in flower. For most of the year the plants do not have flowers or leaves. In the Kruger National Park some exceptional specimens can be seen.