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Family: PASSIFLORACEAE 

 Adenia epigea
 

  
Author:  Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie 1940
Family:  Passifloraceae
Habitat:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  20 centimetres or more
Height:  120 centimetres or more
Flower:  Greenish White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

The caudex of a larger plant smoothens out.
Photo by
Soumen Aditya.

   This member of the Passifloraceae family was found by  Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie around 1910, but was given this name by him in 1940. It is found - in it's green form - in central and northern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres or more in diameter, the plant can raise to 120 centimetres or more.

What former have been known as "The Red Form" is actually A. firingalavensis var. stylosa which have been raised to its own species by David John Hearn in 2007: Adenia stylosa.

The leaves changes on the single plant from almost round to three lobed. Photo by Soumen Aditya.