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Family: PASSIFLORACEAE 

 Adenia pechuelii
 
  
Author:  Hermann August Theodor Harms 1887
Family:  Passifloraceae
Habitat:  Namibia
Soil:  Grit or Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  100 centimetres
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Elephant's Foot
Synonyms:  Echinothamnus pechuelii Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler 1892

Wild plant, photo by: Tim Harvey.

   This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Hermann August Theodor Harms in 1887. It is found widely spread around Namibia, growing on rocks, in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, and the plant can reach a height of 100 centimetres or more. The flowers are red. Some plants are thought to be more than 1000 years old.