Adenia stenodactyla Harms

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Adenia stenodactyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Levasflor timber concession, Cheringoma

Adenia stenodactyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Levasflor timber concession, Cheringoma

Adenia stenodactyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Levasflor timber concession, Cheringoma

Adenia stenodactyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Adenia stenodactyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Adenia stenodactyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Adenia angustisecta Engl. & Harms
Adenia stenodactyla Harms var. kondensis Harms
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial, tendrilous climber up to 2.5 m high, growing from a tuberous rootstock. Branches often greyish. Leaves deeply 1-5-partite or -foliolate, 4-20 cm long; lobes/leaflets linear to narrowly oblong, green above, grey-green, sometimes with purplish spots beneath, with 1-5 prominent veins from the base; petiole 1-5 cm long. Glands at the base of the lamina 2 or 4, 1-1.5 mm in diameter, on two separate wart-like appendages. Stipules linear, c. 1 mm long. Inflorescences on peduncles 1-8 cm long, up to 10-flowered in male inflorescences, 1-3-flowered in female. Flowers cream-coloured on pedicels 3-12 mm long. Capsule ellipsoid, 2.5-6 cm long,smooth and leathery on the surface.
Notes: The specimen in the images (Ballings & Wursten PB1075, BR) represents the first record from the Manica-Sofala Division and South of the Zambezi.
Derivation of specific name: stenodactyla: with narrow, slender "fingers", referring to the leaflets.
Habitat: In grassland, scrub, woodland and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 11 June 2016
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 395 - 396.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1980). 79. Passiforaceae Flora de MoƧambique Junta de InvestigaƧoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 23 - 25.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Adenia stenodactyla.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177820, retrieved 16 September 2019

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