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More serrated leaves on a plant from Mbuyu.


A flowering male plant by Ivan Cupic.

Author: Hermann August Theodor Harms, 1895
Family:  PASSIFLORACEAE
Origin:  Tanganyika Terrace, Kenya, Somaliland,  Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5,5 Centimetres
Height:  1,5 Metres
Flower:  Crème Colour
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Passifloraceae family was described by Hermann August Theodor Harms in 1895. It is found in Tanganyika Terrace, Kenya, Somaliland,  Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The flowers are crème coloured. The rootstock can grow to five and a half centimetre in diameter, the plant can grow up to one and a half meter in height.

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 Georg Ludwig August Volkens,1855-1917, a German botanist.


A flowering male plant by Ivan Cupic.