Adenia dolichosiphon Harms

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Adenia dolichosiphon

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Close to Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado

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Common names:
Status: Native
Herbaceous perennial climber up to 5 m high, growing from a turnip-shaped tuber. Tendrils present. Leaves simple, ovate to triangular, 2-10 cm long, unlobed, more or less cordate at the 3-5-veined base; margin entire; petiole 5-55 mm long; 2 yellowish glands present at the base of the leaf blade, 1.5-3 mm in diameter. Inflorescences sessile or pedunculate axillary clusters, unisexual with 1-15 male flowers or 1-3 female flowers. Flowers pendent, tubular up to 75 mm long, pale yellowish or greenish. Capsule subglobose 4-5 cm long with a thick leathery skin.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland and shrubby vegetation on clay or sandy soils.
Altitude range: 5 - 650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Endangered
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 October 2016

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 94.

De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1971). A Monograph of the genus Adenia Forsk. (Passifloraceae) Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 71(18) H. Veenman & Zonen, Wageningen, Netherlands Pages 165 - 167.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 396.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1980). 79. Passiforaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 25 - 26.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Adenia dolichosiphon
African Plant Database: Adenia dolichosiphon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Adenia dolichosiphon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Adenia dolichosiphon
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Adenia dolichosiphon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Adenia dolichosiphon
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Adenia dolichosiphon
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Adenia dolichosiphon
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Adenia dolichosiphon
JSTOR Plant Science: Adenia dolichosiphon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Adenia dolichosiphon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Adenia dolichosiphon
Plants of the World Online: Adenia dolichosiphon
The Plant List (version 1.1): Adenia dolichosiphon
Tropicos: Adenia dolichosiphon
Wikipedia: Adenia dolichosiphon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Adenia dolichosiphon., retrieved 15 August 2020

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