|Author: || Heinrich
Gustav Adolf Engler, 1893
Medium - Maximum
pseudoglobosa Verdc.1964 = Adenia globosa subsp.
pseudoglobosa W.J. de Wilde, 1969.
Adenia globosa subsp. curvata, W.J.de Wilde
This member of the Passifloraceae
family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1893. It is found in
Somalia and Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some to
lots of water, and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to one
meter in diameter - some even say 2,5, the vines can grow from two up to eight meters. The
flowers are greenish white, and cuttings will form a nice caudex.
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