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Author: P. Claverie, 1909
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  2-4 Metres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Passifloraceae  family was given this name by P. Claverie in 1909. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex develops into a stem, and can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of two or three metres.

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 Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie,1873-1958, a French botanist.

The flower by Bolliger, R.F. & A. J. Tahinarivony,