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Photo from Specks Exotica.

The variation of leaves by Olaf Pronk,
Laurette E.U.R.L.

Author: David John Hearn, 2007
Origin:  Northern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25-30 Centimetres
Height:  100 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Candlestick Plant
Synonyms:  A. epigea var. stylosa, H. Perrier.
Adenia firingalavensis
var stylosa, Perrottet

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by David John Hearn in 2007. It is found in Ankarana National Park: Northern Madagascar. It is growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 or even 30 centimetres in diameter. The vine-like branched can reach one meter or more. The small flowers are greenish white.

This plant have been sold as the red form of Adenia epigea.

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 meaning 'stylus form', referring to the flower.

Caudex of a plant in Copenhagen BG.