The caudex of a larger plant smoothens out.
A massive caudex by Patrice Antilahimena, Tropicos.com.
of wild plants by Patrice Antilahimena, Tropicos.com.
|Author: ||J.M.H.A. Perrier de la Bāthie, 1940
Medium - Maximum
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 even 60 in diameter, the
plant can raise from 120 to 500 centimetres.
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:
The name Adenia
is derived from aden, meaning gland, and pertains to the glands
found on leaves of most of the species.
The species name means