|Author: ||Heinrich Gustav
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Paschanthus repandus, Burch, 1822.
Paschanthus jaeggii Schinz, 1900.
Modecca paschanthus, Harvey.
This member of the
Passifloraceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav
Adolf Engler in
1891. It is found on the woodlands of
Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South
Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The stem can grow up to 40 centimetres
in diameter, the woody vines to two meters. The flowers are
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
'irregularly undulating or scalloped', describing leaf margins.