Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler,
Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
||Adenia lanceolata subsp. scheffleri, W.J.de
This member of the
Passifloraceae family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1891. It is found in
Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, growing in well-drained soil with some
water and quiet some sun. The flowers are green, and beside seeds,
it can be reproduced by cuttings, which might not form the caudex,
which on seedlings can grow to 30 centimetres or more. The vines will
climb to six meters.
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