|Author: ||David John
epigea var. stylosa, H. Perrier.
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
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.