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Family: PASSIFLORACEAE 

 Adenia venenata
 

Photo by Brad Johnson.

  
Author:  Pehr Forsskål 1775
Family:  Passifloraceae
Habitat:  Central + Eastern Tropical Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  60 (200) centimetres
Height:  8 meters
Flower:  Greenish White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Modecca abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.

Photo by Mark E Olson, MoBot.

Female flower by Soumen Aditya

   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.

Male flower by Soumen Aditya

Female flower by Soumen Aditya