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A flower by Soumen Aditya.

Flower photos by Barry Stock.

Flower photos by Barry Stock.

Flower photos by Barry Stock.

Author: Hermann August Theodor Harms, 1925
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  28-50 Centimetres
Height:  1-15 Metres
Flower:  Greenish-White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ophiocaulon firingalavense, Drake ex Jum. 1903.

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Hermann August Theodor Harms in 1925. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem will grow from 28 to 50 centimetres in diameter, two metres high, the vines to fifteen meters long. The flowers are greenish.

If it is sheltered from the direct sun, the caudex remains nice green.

The former A. f. stylosa is now Adenia stylosa.

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 after the area it was found in; Firingalave.

From a botanical garden in Madagascar.

A big plant I saw in a private collection on Madagascar.