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Photo by Indra Susandi.

Photo from Specks.

Author: Willem Jan J. Oswald de Wilde, 1971
Origin:  Zambia
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5-10 Centimetres
Height:  8 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Passifloraceae family was given this name by Willem Jan Jacobus Oswald de Wilde in 1971. It is found in Zambia, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five or even ten centimetres in height. The flowers are pale yellow.

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 means 'oval'.

The flower by Sándor Horváth,