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Family: PASSIFLORACEAE 

 Adenia firingalavensis
 
 
Author:   Hermann August Theodor Harms, 1925
Family:  Passifloraceae
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  28 centimetres
Height:  1 meter/3 metres
Flower:  Greenish-White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ophiocaulon firingalavense Drake ex Jum. 1903

Flower photos by Barry Stock.


Flower photos by Barry Stock.

   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 to 28 centimetres in diameter, the vines to two 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 genera is named after the Yemen city of Aden. 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.