Photo by Mark E Olson, MoBot.
Female flower by
This member of the Passifloraceae family was
given this name by Pehr Forsskål in 1775. It is found in Ethiopia,
Kenya , Northern Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Tchad, Tanzania, Uganda
and Yemen, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to 60 centimetres in diameter and two meters height. The
vines can reach eight metres. The tiny flowers are greenish white.